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Focus Groups

4 years 41 weeks ago
HEdNI encourages home educators and those considering home education to attend the focus groups organised by each of the 5 Education and Library Boards on their proposed Home Education Policy....

Hands Off Home Education

Trust Parents - protect parental choice
4 years 41 weeks ago
Parents must feed their children.  They rely on the Food Standards Authority to ensure the food they buy is safe, but the FSA doesn't come and check their kitchen or demand to approve a weekly...

Film Makers

4 years 42 weeks ago
This is a very proud Mum of two great kids who made and acted in a fantastic thriller film, showcased at Queens Film Theatre Belfast.

Home Educators attain Level IV in the RHS School Gardens Scheme

4 years 42 weeks ago
The Royal Horticultural Society School Gardens Scheme is open to home educators. The Dickinson Family have been working through the stages and were excited last December to be told that level four...

Gymnast Wins Bronze at Tony Byrne Cup

4 years 43 weeks ago
Home educated gymnast, Chiara Rivers, won a bronze medal for her beam routine in level 3 at the Tony Byrne Cup held in Derry on 13th April. This was her first time competing at level three and coach...

2014 Draft Policy - what you can do

Writing important things
4 years 43 weeks ago
2014 Consultation - latest updates here, introduction here. The five boards closed five consultations on one document on the 27th June 2014 - a new policy they hoped to implement throughout...

Consultation on Home Education Policy

4 years 44 weeks ago
A consultation is afoot! The local boards are contacting known Home Educators to consult about a N.Ireland-wide Home Education Policy. They do not have the power to make law, but the policy has...

Draft Elective Home Education Policy Document

4 years 44 weeks ago
This document has been put out for consultation by the NEELB, but appears to be intended to cover the whole of Northern Ireland when the Education and Skills Authority (ESA) is finally launched. http...

HEdNI will be participating in the Tesco Eat Happy Project

Tesco's Promotional Image
4 years 45 weeks ago
The project gives groups access to the behind the scenes of shops and farms.  It sounds like there is a lot of potential for interesting hands on learning. "Take...

Exam success!

4 years 46 weeks ago
Young adult Ashley got grades B-A* in all of the 10 GCSEs/IGCSEs he took, he also got AS/A levels at B & C grades but not being satisfied, he is working on improving them! This busy young man is...