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Launch of ASD Home Ed Northern Ireland

ASD Jigsaw
2 weeks 7 hours 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

8 weeks 3 days 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:...

Not Back To School In September

An Creagan
10 weeks 2 days ago
All sorts of fun and inspiring plans are afoot for Not Back to School Week this September... Not Back To School Week is a fun way for home educating families to reconnect with each other after a...

Baffling Evidence to the Education Committee

14 weeks 1 day ago
Today, in evidence to the Education Committee, the Education Authority representative stated several times that the Draft Policy ONLY applies to children previously registered with a school. Further...

Draft HEdNI Response to Welsh Draft Non-Statutory Guidelines

Welsh Consultation
15 weeks 23 hours ago
The Draft Non-Statutory Guidance for Wales is currently under consultation, closing on July 3rd.   We encourage home educators in Northern Ireland to respond - we were touched by the support and...

UTV segment on home education in Northern Ireland

23 weeks 18 hours ago
The video can be viewed here: From the UTV article linked above: Deciding to home educate a child is legal and anyone can do it. No particular syllabus or curriculum must be followed. The...

And hello to the five Regions!

Playdough Monster
27 weeks 2 days ago
In answer to our questions yesterday about what the disolving of Northern Ireland's Education Administration would mean... what the future would hold and who would direct the future... "the most...

Farewell to the Five Boards

Bye Bye
27 weeks 3 days ago
The five Education and Library Boards we have come to know, will evaporate like Cinderella’s finery at midnight tonight.  What this means for home educating families is not yet clear. We can...

Home Educated Gymnast Wins Tony Byrne Cup 2015

29 weeks 3 hours ago
Home Educated gymnast, Chiara Rivers of Abbey Gymnastics in Belfast, won the Tony Byrne Cup for the highest execution score on bars over all levels on 8th March 2015. Her achievement was even more...

Film by Home Educated Teens Nominated for Into Film Award

30 weeks 3 hours ago
We are proud to announce that Christopher Adams and Hallie Adams (both home educated at the time) made a film last year with Cinemagic, which has been nominated for an award! Their film 'Stalker' is...