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Could home-schooling be the answer for some parents?

January 20th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The topic of home-schooling has been on my mind for some time now and I think it's something many parents may consider at some point during their children's school days or early life.

I recently read an article in ... Read More »

Home schooling your child?

March 20th, 2012 by Sara

In the 19th century more children received education in the UK from home than in schools. Nowadays, most children attend school although recent data estimates there is an annual increase of 17% of children who are home schooled in this country.

Education from the age of five is a legal requirement in Britain, but there is no law that enforces children to attend school. However, all children must receive an "efficient full -time education suitable to their age, ability and ap... Read More »

Home education takes parliamentary centre stage

December 2nd, 2009 by Emily

In the first of a new series of features about educational issues, First Tutors explores Lord Lucas's recent comments on the new Education Bill.

Addressing the House of Lords on 26th November, Lord Lucas expressed strong feelings of concern that the clauses of the Bill that seek to regulate home educators are "ill thought-out and unjustified" and First Tutors is inclined to agree.

The premise of the Education Bill is that parents will have to obtain permission from their local... Read More »

Can practical topics be taught at home?

August 7th, 2009 by Emily

Science can be a tricky subject to teach, combining a strong theoretical background with an often exciting and diverse practical element. In a home tuition situation, this practical aspect can be hard to achieve because chemicals, biological materials and safety equipment are diffi... Read More »

The pros and cons of home tuition

July 27th, 2009 by Emily

As news headlines are increasingly dominated by stories of knife crime and teen gang violence, it may come as no surprise to learn that more and more parents are opting to stay away from the school gates and have their children exclusively tutored at home.

The theory is that if they are schooled indoors, children will grow up without encountering many of the less desirable elements of the... Read More »