Hi everyone-i have made the decision not to send my 7 year old daughter back to school in september.I have been considering this for a few months now,on two occasions i mentioned this to her headteacher, this was of course met with disapproval and i felt intimidated by the reaction, so i agreed to continue sending her (even though both she and i were unhappy with my decision) I have my letter ready to post,to remove her name from their register i am getting very nervous now! Any support and advice would be appreciated. THANKS.
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I have just started home schooling with my two boys, age 4 (reception) and 6 (year 2). My eldest was suffering in school and consistently being told his behaviour was bad - thankfully I didn't accept this and pursued a correct assessment for him, which turned out to be "Sensory Processing Disorder". He benefits from the 1-2-1 tuition he gets at home to help him focus; academically he is as bright as a button, but I am having to rebuild his confidence. We also, even pre-assessment, wanted to keep him down a year (his birthday is 30/8) and he was moved back up to his academic year as he could do the work - he just suffered socially and emotionally.
We work well with structure. Sit down for lessons in literacy and numeracy in the mornings, and explore their own interests and play in the afternoon. Education City is fun for the boys - they think they are playing computer games! It helps me assess how they are truly doing - only in comparison with themselves, no-one else. The boys are so much happier at home; it can be stressful for me sometimes, but it's worth it to see their self-esteem and confidence intact.
I have been home educating my 8 year old daughter since may this year and it is the best decision i have ever made. Both of us are so much happier now and although it is hard work at times getting the balance of home and school right it is well worth it. My daughter is also very bright and the school she was at didn't seem to see that and instead seemed to hold her back so she was in line with the other children. So now that i am home educating her i can focus on her abilities and also push her when she needs it. There are a number of fantastic websites to help you along the way with different areas and this is one of them. Good luck and i really hope it works out for you both as well as it has for us.
We are so pleased you enjoy home educating and that it is benefiting your daughter too!
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Hi to all who think about home educating. We have had our two children 10 and 8 at home ( always) they spent 1 month in a school where I hung around as a classroom assistant,it was during this time that I saw that which was done at home was the same if not richer than that done at school. We took them out again. There is alot to be said about seeing your children grow and florish, watching them discover for themselves, and learning alongside them. Structure is very much needed, with us anyway, but there in lies the beauty of home educating, they are your children, who knows them better than you.
Hi my 5 year old son is a bright and happy boy, already reading level 6 books, writing and maths could do with more work, cant have everything though! His present school which he has attended since last September has been graded a 4 with potential emergency measures being taken also! This has made me think that home schooling would be better for him. He is a lovely boy at home and I can virtually take him anywhere with lovely behaviour shown. When he goes to school though his behaviour is horrendous, I am constantly being told his behaviour is unacceptable, although it only happens in the playground! I am an ex nanny and socialised my son right from birth, he is good with all ages especially adults and people are always commenting on his use of speech! He is losing this confidence and way of communicating with people after each term of school and I am now worried that he will be a gibbering wreck by 1st year! Am I being too much like a worried protective mum or am I right to have concerns?
hi there. i have been home educating my 13yr old son for just over 2 yrs now. its gone amazingly well for him as he is autistic and he was learning nothing much at school.i felt this was my only option and wow what a change he has made. he used to hide under tables behind curtains rocking him self shud anybody talk to him at all. now he is opening conversations and talking fluently with anybody of any age, gender etc.. i just cant believe how this has affected him socially. i wont be sending him to do his gcse either but i no when the times right for him he will be well equipet to get a job or take a course of his choice as his social skills are now there. im so very proud of him and his progress in such a short time!
I would honestly consider homeschooling over traditional schcooling ,no disrespect .It seems as though the quality is going completely out of the window ,into just a paycheck .
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I know you must be anxious but when you actually do it you will feel a wonderful empowerment over educating your child yourself. I took the decision to educate my 11 year old boy when he was at a boarding school for dyslexics, after this my 7 I took my 7 year old out of school because he was also dyslexic and 1 to 1 is really the only thing that will accelerate him educationally, since my little girl, 5, wanted to stay at home and become homeeducated too I have a house full!! My little girl is already on on stage 3 reading books and my 8 year old boy after a year and a half of being at home with only two hours one to one a day has gone from simple cvc words to reading horrid Henry books fluently. The progress can be made, with out a teaching degree!! there are plently of materials out there to home educate. Although my older boy isnt going to take GCSE examinations he has been picked by a hair academy and at 15 has a very good future ahead of him. My only advice is be strict on a routine. Kids learn better first thing with outdoor activities pm. My kids call me something different when I teach them and then Mummy when im not. You need minimal stuff and can give them such an enrichment beyond school subjects and if they are without special educational needs they can jump educationally well above those of the same year group. Good luck!! Believe me with patience and determination you can do this easily. Everybody who meets my children always comment on how well behaved they are you will find they will miss out on this horrible playground behaviour and will behave older than other children of there own age. What is better than no school runs, less illness, no uniforms, just socialise them as much as possible in clubs. It is your decision whether home educators groups are your thing - they were not mine. Anyway good luck.