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Helloyouall Sat 21-May-16 19:18:53

I was thinking of home educating. Have any of you ever thought of it ?

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sat 21-May-16 20:28:05

Yes I did it for a year when my son was in y8 for one year, due to bullying.
I want to pull my daughter out and home ed her now, she is in Y7 and going through a second onslaught of bullying.
They are both very academic children.

Helloyouall Sat 21-May-16 21:06:18

I am thinking of it. My DS is fine in mainstream, the school have been great at meeting his needs, but it is a school with very small classes. I think these needs may not have been met as well within a larger school. The idea is with next DS and DD (not school age yet) to home educate to try to give them the similar environment if they require that extra bit of support/differentiation. I wondered if others had approached the issue this way. Did you find that your DS managed to get his educational needs met better by home educating?
So sorry about the bullying. I hope your DS gained some respite at home and that it helped repair his self-esteem and confidence. I hope that things get better for your DD. It must be so painful for you all flowers.

JustRichmal Sun 22-May-16 13:05:30

I home educated dd for the end of primary. It is a lot quicker to teach children 121.

spaghettihoopsagain Sat 28-May-16 20:24:15

We home educate our children, including our DS who would be labeled gifted in school. It is exhausting but the best thing for him. He has a very different curriculum to year 2 school children but we love the flexibility and his natural curiosity can be satisfied at home.

FreshHorizons Sat 28-May-16 20:26:11

What does your child think? They are the important one.

PettsWoodParadise Mon 30-May-16 13:48:27

We are doing it but just for one term as DD will start at a grammar school in September where we anticipate there will be more quirky and capable children like her so she will fit in and be stretched much more. Frankly I wish we had done the home education sooner as she is doing so much more than she was at school and is so much more relaxed and loves not being ridiculed daily for being the one who never forgets anything, who gets top scores in nearly everything etc. As an only child we have to keep her in contact with other children and she has neighbours, music, sports and Guides for that.

squiddlydo Tue 31-May-16 14:52:48

I home educate my 11yr old son (Y6) and I wish I done it sooner
I took him out at Feb half term and since then he has thrived. It takes commitment from you - first to fully understand home ed and how it can work for you, to understand your child's learning style and their interests, what structure (if any) you are going to take, the patience to de-school.

I home educated my other son for his Y10 (so GCSE year) and again he (and me) done really well

There are lots of home edders out there and groups - so lots of social opportunities

We love the freedom of it

Sunshineonacloudyday Fri 01-Jul-16 23:58:48

I homeschool 2 of my children my oldest child goes to secondary school. I didn't want to do secondary. There is no set curriculum as long as you teach him reading, writing and arithmetic then you can teach him what ever you want. You can teach him about the stone age or about dinosaurs. I would say go for it if its something you are keen in doing. You get a visit from the home education advisor who would want to look at what you are doing or have done. I was shocked to begin with I thought I was going to get scolded they are very laid back as long as you are honest with them. I enjoy homeschooling. I just realised this is a very old thread but if you are still considering it just make sure you have a plan and you do you're research.

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