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Does anyone here home educate?

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby Annette » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:12 pm

i personally think that it is impossible to say that one form of education is better than another anyone who does is forgetting that all children, all families, all schools and all teachers are different. We all have to decide what is best for us and our families. Others may disagree with our approach but that's life.
It is impossible to actually determine what is 'best' from a statistics point of view because there simply isn't enough information available. And anyway, our children aren't statistics, they are individuals.
HE may be better from an individual point of view, especially following a bad experience like the shocking one illustrated here. But equally i am sure there are children who equally thrive in the formal education system.

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby nappynutter » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:14 pm

I don't think any of the HE posters on this thread are saying HE is better. :wink:

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby nissa » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:40 pm

I'm certainly not saying it's better. Just Best for us.

I know that bad experiences with schools through bullying etc will have influenced a lot of HE'rs but in our case, DD was previously HE'd because I felt it would offer her more in terms of her personal learning style. Then when we moved areas, out of the blue she asked to go to school. Given that she was 8 at the time, I felt she should be given the opportunity as it is her education and to some extent her choice.

We returned to HE after the incident but I don't think it will be forever. She has been asking about new schools and I might look into some kind of flexi leaning for her.

My sisters children love school and thrive on it completely. It really is an individual thing.

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby ladybird » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:43 pm

nissa wrote:I'm certainly not saying it's better. Just Best for us.



Exactly! We took the boys out of school because they asked and we (after researching) decided it wouldn't be a bad thing to at least try and probably better earlier than later in their education. I dare say at least two will be back in school before too long, through their choice, if not all 3. We will at least be able to say that we've tried HE and had fun doing so. If they never want to go back then so be it, but really, we take each day as it comes.

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby mellyp » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:59 pm

I did think of deregistering one of our older children due to continuous bullying (by peers and a certain class teacher) and a non-helpful head teacher ("As a parent I can understand and support you're child's reactions and retaliation, but as a head I can't condone it!" - Nothing changed...). :evil:
Unfortunately due to my MS being at its worst at the time, it wasn't do-able... :(
I have a friend who Home Ed'ed (intermittently) and her children, in the same age group as our older 3, are stable young people.

Currently the same head is at our catchment primary school so I don't want DD3 going there. :evil:
I'm already worrying about our options of other primary schools - I know where I'd like her to go, but there's no way we could afford it (plus we pay our taxes etc, so why should we pay extra for a certain method of education?)
:( :( :(

OK, I'm done!
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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby freyasmummy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:37 am

We had every intention of home educating DD, but after some truly appalling behaviour by the chair and committee of a HE group we were attending; we decided that school would actually be a safer, more inclusive option, and she starts on Monday!
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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby nappynutter » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:46 am

freyasmummy wrote:We had every intention of home educating DD, but after some truly appalling behaviour by the chair and committee of a HE group we were attending; we decided that school would actually be a safer, more inclusive option, and she starts on Monday!


Why not just leave the group? I'm not following how school is safer than HE either. :-?

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby littlesez » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:55 am

tbh im hoping there is loads more people HE by the time izzy gets to school age then it might be a bit more "acceptable" IYKWIM Hubby really doesnt want us to do it :(

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Re: Does anyone here home educate?

Postby freyasmummy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:57 am

nappynutter wrote:
freyasmummy wrote:We had every intention of home educating DD, but after some truly appalling behaviour by the chair and committee of a HE group we were attending; we decided that school would actually be a safer, more inclusive option, and she starts on Monday!


Why not just leave the group? I'm not following how school is safer than HE either. :-?


A group was key to our HE plans for our very very sociable and contact-hungry little girl. Ultimately it is safer for us to rely on a regulated environment like school for that socialisation as opposed to the local HE community as run by a power hungry egomaniac who likes to chase away people she takes a dislike to, and populated by parents too drippy and weak to challenge her.
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