NorthantsHE is a local, informal and friendly group of home educating families who meet up regularly for activities and mutual support. The group welcomes home-educating families in and around Northamptonshire and also enquiries from families who are considering home education.
We are a mixed, secular, non-hierarchical, inclusive group and we all have different styles of educating our children. The group itself operates through an informal yahoo group (email list) and facebook group of which membership is required (it’s free to join) and that’s how information, resources and events are shared, as well as just being a place to chat and ask questions. We also maintain a Facebook page.
Our what’s on page lists regular and one-off things currently available for home-educators in/around Northamptonshire. Any family/parent can organise either a regular or one off activity/trip etc… and publicise it on our yahoo and facebook groups, as well as listing it on our what’s on page (you can either submit something via our email form. Or, you can add it directly, if you have a home-educator login for this website). The netiquette rules of our yahoo and facebook groups are here.
There are over 100 active home-educating families in the county, with children of all ages and key stages. Some of them are just starting out (with little ones or secondary school age), some are doing GCSEs/IGCSEs etc…
For informal advice about dealing with Northamptonshire County Council with regards to home education, deregistration and a sample deregistration letter, please visit our “dealing with the LA” section. There are also plenty of home educators on the facebook and yahoo groups who would also be happy to help new home-educating families to find their feet.
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