Win an £85 Fjällräven Kånken backpack, plus ‘Yes You Can’ GCSE book
Jun26

Win an £85 Fjällräven Kånken backpack, plus ‘Yes You Can’ GCSE book

Last week we ran a lively Twitter Q&A with Mark Roberts (@mr_englishteach ), author of the new “You can’t revise for GCSE English! Yes you can, and Mark Roberts shows you how”. It was a really busy half an hour, with loads of questions and even more insightful help and sage advice from Mark. In the book, Mark talks students through the most effective revision strategies for English Language: how to take notes, the most important...

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Want FREE online maths tuition? We’ve a toota code for you.
Jun17

Want FREE online maths tuition? We’ve a toota code for you.

Reading this purely because you’re hunting for FREE online maths tuition? You have my sympathy. Home educating isn’t easy, is it?! Come on – how many of us can still remember GCSE-level maths well enough to teach it to someone else?No. Me either.So when toota offered me (and all of you!) a FREE online maths tuition session via a toota code – yes, that’s a 40-minute one-to-one private lesson with a qualified...

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Live Twitter Q&A – win £60 Spotify and BOOKS!
Jun09

Live Twitter Q&A – win £60 Spotify and BOOKS!

Tomorrow we have a live Twitter Q&A with Mark Roberts (@mr_englishteach ), author of the new “You can’t revise for GCSE English! Yes you can, and Mark Roberts shows you how”.We’re talking to parents of teenagers, about revising for GCSE English (but do go ahead and ask any questions your teens have too. He’s here to help!).If you have ANY questions you’d like to ask, and you’re not on Twitter,...

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What Home Ed REALLY looks like. You’ve got this. Rebel.
Mar20

What Home Ed REALLY looks like. You’ve got this. Rebel.

Dear every single parent in my timeline madly trying to recreate school at home, with highly structured schedules & worksheets: please stop!Schools teach in this manner because they have to keep 30-odd kids sorted at the same time. It’s basically crowd control, and not designed this way because it’s the best way to learn!You have such a rare and brilliant opportunity here – please don’t be afraid of it....

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One Home Ed Family’s Top Homeschool Learning Tips
Nov10

One Home Ed Family’s Top Homeschool Learning Tips

Seven years ago, for many reasons and after much through-the-night conversations (and long discussions with the kids), we decided to remove all four of our children, then aged between six and fourteen, from school in order to Home Educate. We had researched it thoroughly, spoke to many experienced home educators, and did everything we could to prepare.How did I feel in the first week without a school run? Frankly I was overwhelmed and...

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How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?
Oct25

How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?

If you’re Home Educating your kids, at some point the question of exams inevitably comes up. Probably even more than the perennial ‘how do they socialise’ question, I get the “But how DO home educated kids do GCSEs”? home educated teenager studying By Monkey Business Images | Shutterstock The simple answer is – the same way as school kids… but at more cost. Because exams aren’t free...

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