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FrankyRichmond Sat 07-Sep-13 07:06:56

Hi to all families out there in Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas. Im an experienced He mum with two very happy little girls. We're thinking of setting up a He club for families to meet and kids to make new friends, some workshops and days out. Anyone interested? Frances x

julienoshoes Sun 08-Sep-13 00:09:28

Sounds interesting. Indecently do you know about the Clifton Road meeting that has been happening monthly for some considerable time and is about to become a fortnightly meeting?
Do you get the HELM ( Home Ed Local Magazine) newsletter - that details all the meetings and activities in the West Mids and are you a member of the yahoo email support group and/or the FaceBook page of the same name?

julienoshoes Sun 08-Sep-13 00:11:01

Indecently?? LOL! Should have read incidently!

carolinecordery Mon 09-Sep-13 00:07:55

I am interested but can only do it if it is not first thing in the morning as we don't really get up before 9. W live in south Birmingham but DC are only 5 and 2. Hope to meet sometime .

FrankyRichmond Mon 09-Sep-13 07:11:14

Lol we are rarely up and out before 9am! Ive tried contacting the clifton road group but never get a response. I thought it had closed down? 😊

FrankyRichmond Mon 09-Sep-13 07:17:00

Theres a home ed day at Think Tank on 7th November, anyone going? Tickets in advance coz its so popular. Details are on their website. Any he mums want to meet up contact me on My girls are 4 and 8 and very sociable. They do a lot of clubs but he kids benefit from meeting up with other he kids during 'school' hours x

FrankyRichmond Mon 09-Sep-13 07:18:24

Ps Julienoshoes thanks for the note about Clifton Road, i'll pop down there today :-)

julienoshoes Mon 09-Sep-13 21:52:11

Do you get the HELM newsletter that details all of the HE activities all over the West Mids?
There is also a yahoo email support group of the same name-details of the Clifton Rd meeting and all the others can be found in both these places.

FrankyRichmond Thu 12-Sep-13 23:10:57

Spoken to Ed Wright at Clifton Road YC, the group hasnt met up for a long time. Seems no-one wants to take control of the group or take responsibility. Id jump at it. Spoken to EHE Dept at Bham cc who are very interested in my proposition. Got some retired teachers who would do small group learning/revision. I shall work on developing this. Think Tank say theres a high demand but data protection rules stop people contacting each other...

julienoshoes Fri 13-Sep-13 21:33:32

"Spoken to Ed Wright at Clifton Road YC, the group hasnt met up for a long time. Seems no-one wants to take control of the group or take responsibility. Id jump at it. Spoken to EHE Dept at Bham cc who are very interested in my proposition."

I'm confused now.
I have just spoken to the home ed parent who runs the Clifton Rd group. It stopped meeting over the summer as usual, but will be starting again this month. The EHE Officer at Birmingham knows this as Birmingham LA actually pays for the room hire for the meeting, which has been monthly in term time and will now be two weekly.

Ed Wright has apparently ony just returned to Clifton Rd after being away from that location for about a year.

If you are interested in helping to run the group that already meets at Clifton Road, Stuart the HE dad who is the main organiser says he would love your help-he says I can pass on his email address so you two can be in touch....if you send me a PM I'll do this.

Do you get HELM the newsletter that covers the West Mids and has been going for about 15+ years?
It details all sorts of things going on and usually includes the Think Tank days, so home educators can go together.
Data protection rules don't stop home educators sharing info and organising going together

FrankyRichmond Sat 14-Sep-13 07:38:24

Im confused too! Ive been trying to join a group in sutton for three years and have been banging my head against a brick wall as ive emailed so many times and get no replies. Bcc cant give out names and numbers, Ed Wright obviously doesnt know about the group and has no bookings in the diary. Please pass on my email to Stuart. Ive left my details with Ed Wright and Gary Carruthers - I feel like a piggy in the middle! I may have already contacted Stuart (does he have a tutoring company?), and had no response. Thank you julienoshoes. cant find Helm and the bham section of the EO website is out of date and hasnt been touched since 2008 x

julienoshoes Sat 14-Sep-13 22:01:02

I don't know of a HE support group specifically in Sutton, but have sent you a PM with details of where to get the HELM newsletter.

I'll send you an invite to join the HELM yahoo email support group now.

lizzy2013 Tue 08-Oct-13 22:12:41

Hi. We are looking at starting this for our dd-could you please add me to the yahoo group. thankyou.

julienoshoes Wed 09-Oct-13 10:29:14

hello lizzy2013
I have sent you a pm

CMD1 Wed 09-Oct-13 10:43:15

Am interested in anything local to South Birminham, live in B30, to involve our son aged 7 with other children.

julienoshoes Wed 09-Oct-13 14:27:57

Hello CMD1
I answered you on the other thread. You can either send me a pm here or as I said, send an email to which will come straight to my inbox and I will happily send you the info

A1midwife Tue 19-Nov-13 00:58:00

Hi I'm thinking of Home educating my 9 year old son and would be interested in the newsletter you mentioned or in any meetings groups or days out you are arranging so i can reassure myself as to how the socialising side of HE works for children. I live in Boldmere

julienoshoes Tue 19-Nov-13 06:18:04

Hello A1midwife
can you send me a pm? I'm on my phone and dashing out to work right now, but will come back and check, and I'll happily send you info.

A1midwife Tue 22-Apr-14 15:29:03

Hi Franky
I'm in Boldmere with a 9 year old boy and awaiting some info about home educating from julienoshoes.
I am particularly interested in how the children develop social interactions with children of their own age aside from after school groups. Do you have any information please or could you call me on 07920192881 as I want to start HE next year ( my family are completely against it)

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