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Somersetgal Tue 20-Feb-18 07:37:57

Our 13 year old Grandson has just started home education. We have agreed to help our daughter with his lessons so I thought it would be good to be in contact with anyone else on Gransnet who is in the same situation.

Luckygirl Tue 20-Feb-18 09:04:19

Check out "Education Otherwise" - lots of advice and local contacts etc.

hildajenniJ Tue 20-Feb-18 09:55:29

My grandchildren all have ASDs, and my DD took them out of school about 2 years ago and started home schooling them. Their ages are 11, 9, 7 and 5. They are thriving, and learning so much. My DD is very good at researching, and has found resources quite easily. Her maths lessons are from Australia (conquer maths). She has just spent the entire weekend looking for more teaching materials for History, Geography and Maths, as they need to advance their studies. She plans on teaching the Roman Occupation of Britain from now until summer. Her school days are every day, some with more and some with less teaching. The local Home Ed. group meets every Wednesday to help with socialisation and making friends. This week I'm going to teach crochet to those who want to learn. My DD says that researching the subject is the key, there are loads of resources out there, the library and the internet especially.

Nonnie Tue 20-Feb-18 10:28:48

My niece who has no teaching qualifications (or any other I think) home schooled all 4 of hers and the first one came out of uni with a first, second one had a choice between studying to be a doctor or a teacher and chose teaching, is now a Montessori teacher, third one is at uni, fourth is not yet old enough. Worked well for them but I remember that they did a lot of things with other home schoolers, she belonged to an organisation which must have helped.

Cherrytree59 Tue 20-Feb-18 11:13:09

Does anybody know if there is any financial help with home schooling for resources etc. My eldest DGS is waiting on an appointment with educational paediatrician. If all goes well the school will be putting extra help in place.
He is in reception class at the moment.
Our worry is how he will cope when he reaches secondary school. The school at the moment is quite small 120 children this will not be the case when he is 11.
They will be financially stretched to the max if DD gives up working.
We will help with his educaion but we will also be 6 years older.

hildajenniJ Tue 20-Feb-18 20:14:57

My DD has not found any financial help. She shops around and sources material from all over the world. Her maths course is Australian, and most of her RE is from the USA. She has managed to steer clear of the Creationists though. She has found text books and reading material on various internet sites. As her children have difficulty processing language and the written word they watch documentaries, the favourite at the moment is Do You Know which explains to young children how all sorts of things work. I like it myself.😃😃

Somersetgal Tue 20-Feb-18 20:32:29

Thank you will check it out

Somersetgal Tue 20-Feb-18 20:33:12

Thank you

hildajenniJ Tue 20-Feb-18 20:39:04

PS Do You Know is available on BBC iPlayer as it's a Cbeebies programme.

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HAZBEEN Fri 13-Jul-18 12:06:22

I home educated my daughter from the age of 12 until at 17 she went to a local college and did her GCSEs and then A levels. She then went on to university and got a first class degree in Business and legal studies. Now she is home educating my grandson who is autistic.
We have both got a lot of advice from Education Otherwise and made quite a few friends through them.
The only time I had any critism from the inspection team was in regards to PE which they said she needed to do more of, but once it was explained to them she had various health problems including a heart condition they left it.
My daughter had great support from her LA inspector who even helped her contact a school who would allow my grandson to come in to use the gym.

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MiniMoon Thu 23-Aug-18 10:22:56

My DD has just had a visit from the LA education inspection team. She was very impressed with the DGC progress. While whereas there, my DGD's guitar teacher arrived to give her the weekly lesson. The lady from the LA was happy to see that music was being taught at home too, and asked if DD had any videos of DGd playing. She had one on her phone.
All in all she was happy with their work and left after spending four hours there. She,or one of her colleagues will return next year to check on their continued progress.

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jackfowler Fri 05-Jul-19 09:03:45

Personally, I feel the pros outweigh the cons by a long shot, but that’s not so say there isn’t anything negative about homeschooling.

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Maalie Tue 04-Feb-20 18:36:42

My granddaughter, who is in year 9, is going to be home educated and I've offered to be the main educator because her mum is so busy at the moment. I know less than nothing about home education and wondered if any other grandparents are in a similar situation. I'm quite excited about it all, but I'd really like to talk to others in a similar situation. I'm joining lots of home ed facebook groups etc, but any support, advice, anything, would be welcomed.

Chestnut Tue 04-Feb-20 19:11:16

Minimoon All in all she was happy with their work and left after spending four hours there.
That's brilliant. I heard stories a few years back of children abandoned with no supervision and goodness knows what they were teaching them, and in some cases nothing at all. There was a lot of fuss about this so maybe they are being more careful now. The welfare of the child and the quality of teaching is definitely something that needs to be properly monitored.