This piece, brought to you by KeyStageTwo.com looks at educating your child at home using the Internet, and how KeyStageTwo.com can really help your child learn in a fun and interactive environment, all from the comfort of their own home!
Generally most parents send their child to school, but not many parents know you do have the right to educate your child at home. As a parent, you have a duty to ensure your child receives a full-time education from the age of five.
Some things to remember when deciding on educating your child from home.
-You do not need to be a qualified teacher to educate your child at home
-Your child is not obliged to follow the National Curriculum or take national tests, but as a parent you are required by law to ensure your child receives full-time education suitable to their age, ability and aptitude
-Any special educational needs your child may have must be recognised
-You do not need special permission from a school or local authority to educate your child at home, but you do need to notify the school in writing if you’re taking your child out of school
-You will need to notify the local authority if you are removing your child from a special school
-You do not need to observe school hours, days or terms
-You do not need to have a fixed timetable, nor give formal lessons
-There are no funds directly available from central government for parents who decide to educate their children at home
-Some local authorities provide guidance for parents, including free National Curriculum materials
The role of your local authority
Local authorities can make informal enquiries of parents who are educating their children at home to establish that a suitable education is being provided. If your local authority makes an informal enquiry, you can provide evidence your child is receiving an efficient and suitable education by:
-Writing a report
-Providing samples of your child’s work
-Inviting a local authority representative to your home, with or without your child being present
-Meeting a local authority representative outside the home, with or without your child being present (representatives have no automatic right of access to your home)
If it appears to the local authority that a child is not receiving a suitable education, then it might serve a school attendance order.
Although you’re not legally required to inform your local authority when you decide to educate your child at home, it is helpful if you do so. The only exception to this is where your child is attending a special school under arrangements made by the local authority. In this case additional permission is required from the authority before the child’s name can be removed from the register.
If you are taking your child out of school to home educate them, you need to inform the school in writing. It’s advisable, but not compulsory, to inform your local authority of any significant changes in your circumstance relevant to your child’s education, like a change of address.
Are you interested in Home Schooling, or even thinking about personally tutoring your child on a part time basis to boost their education?
KeyStageTwo.com is currently working with schools across the British Isles to offer cost reducing benefits to schools across the UK. The system is currently working in 23 schools, and is in talks with various government agencies to have the system installed on a national level within the UK.
Key Stage Two is an affordable education system which integrates education with entertainment by linking education with fun online games which test the child while they learn. We have recorded great results with children spending on average 40 minutes per evening on the system, doing homework’s and usually additional tests, hence improving the acuity and performance of even the most hard to reach pupil.
The system has identified the following benefits to schools:
-Overall School Cost Reduction due to less homework’s needing printed it saves money
-Very low price means it is affordable for all schools as well as home tutors
-Teacher Time Reduction due to the reduced amount of marking
-Non Discriminatory, offering facilities to aid children who do not have home computers
-Environmentally friendly reducing your need for printing
-It helps schools meet their own IT targets
-Full Customer Support team in place meaning any queries are dealt with.
-There is a marked Improvement in Children’s performance particularly those who are hard to engage through traditional methods
-Tracking of Child Performance provided by the system enables constructive lesson support, identifying particular areas of weakness in particular pupils as well as the class as a whole.
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