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Response to Draft Guidelines on SEN Regulations

15 weeks 2 days ago
HEdNI has submitted a response to the draft guidelines on SEN regulations. Our main concern is that children with a Statement should retain the advocacy and support of their parents, while gaining...

Much improved guidance from DHSSPSNI

20 weeks 5 days ago
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:...

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

NSKA in rehearsals
28 weeks 5 days ago
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...

Congratulations Benji!

Benji with his certificates
33 weeks 5 days ago
Many congratulations to Benji for doing so well at the Ulster School's Chess Championships.  Benji is home educated and has discovered a real passion for chess, we are very proud of him.

Another Year of Consultatation Draws to A Close

NSKA HEdNI Drama Group Christmas Performance
36 weeks 6 days ago
When the draft policy first emerged last April as (apparently) a single local consultation under the NEELB we had little sense of how long and hard we would have to work to prevent the damage it...

Education Authority Publishes Summary of Consultation Responses

Education Authority Logo
37 weeks 6 days ago
The Education Authority has published a summary of consultation responses, which can be found here: http://www.eani.org.uk/about-us/latest-news/elective-home-education-draft-policy-summary-of-...

Launch of new group for Christian Home Educators in Northern Ireland

40 weeks 1 day ago
This new group was created for those who consider themselves Christians ( of all denominations or none at all ) who are already or have an interest in Home Educating their children.  It has...

Briefing the Education Committee

HEdNI briefing the Education Committee
41 weeks 5 days ago
Four home educating parents from HEdNI gave an oral briefing to the Education Committee on the 11th of November.  You can watch here: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/...

Launch of ASD Home Ed Northern Ireland

ASD Jigsaw
48 weeks 4 days ago
We are happy to announce a new group whose support will be useful to many home educating families.  ASD Home Ed NI will be a place to meet and find mutual support for families who home...

Evidence to the Education Committee from the Education Authority

Education Authority Brief Education Committee
1 year 2 weeks ago
You can watch the rather strange evidence presented to the Education Committee on the first of July here from around 2hrs28, as one Committee Member comments it is "bizarre". "Clare Mangan:...