Welcome to the HEdNI website.

This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support available from the network of home educating families in Northern Ireland.

HEdNI is an inclusive group, welcoming those of all backgrounds, religious beliefs, races and cultures. We do not promote any one method of home-educating; rather we support the right of all families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

Please help us to protect home education in Northern Ireland by writing to your MLA, and asking them to insist that Education and Library Boards act within the law.
A government body attempting to establish a policy document that deliberately over-reaches its legal powers should be of concern to everybody, not just home educating parents.
More information here and in detail
 here.

Latest News

Much improved guidance from DENI

We welcome the changes made to the guidance on Co-operating to Safeguard Young People, and the way in which our concerns have clearly been heard and addressed. The new guidance can be found here: https://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/dhssps/co-o... The section on home education now reads "Elective Home Education is the term used when a parent chooses to provide education for their child at home instead of enrolling them in school as provided for under Article 45 of the...

Children from HEdNI families performing at the Lyric Theatre- book now!

NSKA in rehearsals
Here is the link to book tickets for NSKA at the Lyric Theatre! https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/event/kids-in-control/ This exciting project has been developed by children from HEdNI families with the help of Kids In Control, this truly is their own creation and we couldn't be more proud of them. We are looking forward to seeing KIC's other projects and we're sure that the children will be excited to see one of their helpers appearing herself in the teen group! The NSKA group will be performing in...

Events

The group at the performance of the last show
Kids In Control (Old Museum) 02/05/2016 - 11:00 - 12:00
HEdNI DRAMA PROGRAMME Two projects: Ages 10+ & Ages 4-9 We look forward to seeing some new...
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South Down Co-op (Tesco Community Room, Newry) 04/05/2016 - 11:00 - 13:30
Weekly room meet ups at the community room in Tesco Newry.  All welcome :) *Please...
Linen Museum
HEdNI (Lisburn Museum) 05/05/2016 - 11:00
 Suitable for ages 4-11, booking essential
The group at the performance of the last show
Kids In Control (Old Museum) 09/05/2016 - 11:00 - 12:00
HEdNI DRAMA PROGRAMME Two projects: Ages 10+ & Ages 4-9 We look forward to seeing some new...
Pow
South Down Co-op (Tesco Community Room, Newry) 11/05/2016 - 11:00 - 13:30
Weekly room meet ups at the community room in Tesco Newry.  All welcome :) *Please...