What It Is
Take back control
Homeschool is a rapidly growing method of education which allows families to take back control of their learning. It is a legal alternative to traditional schooling and has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade. It provides complete flexibility to teach children in the way you see fit.
Despite media reports to the contrary, home educators are under no obligation to teach the National Curriculum, or to provide a certain amount of hours per week. Furthermore, children are not required by law to sit any examinations, although may choose to do so if they wish. Many homeschooled children go on to attend university.
What We Do
Tailored to you
We produce an individually tailored curriculum for each student. In conjunction with parents/guardians, we aim to provide each child with the best learning environment possible. Subject choices are completely down to the family, and once a decision has been made, we devise a flexible programme of study.
Students can be entered for examinations at the request of the family but this is a choice for each individual. We can teach in line with national learning objectives or we can create a brand new curriculum to suit your needs. We have years of experience of providing bespoke home education services to numerous families.
I began homeschooling Osha in September 2014 when she was just twelve years old. A keen show-jumper, Osha had left her Independent school in Worsley nine months earlier, in order to concentrate more of her time on her sport.
After such a long period out of school, my first task was to jog her memory on key skills. I wanted to focus heavily on her English as her dyslexia had always held her back. Through extensive discussions about strategies to overcome her difficulties, Osha began to gain confidence and worry less about spelling mistakes and syntax. This allowed her to be more expressive and develop her creative writing. The study of various texts improved her reading skills and her understanding of different language techniques.
In 2016, Osha and I made the decision to enter her for her English Language IGCSE the following summer (one year ahead of schedule). She worked with great determination to counter her weaknesses and passed the exam to achieve her target.
When I was introduced to Gina she was juggling school with her gymnastics career. She had been on the Great Britain Performance Squad from an early age and was having to devote more and more time to her training. It was becoming increasingly difficult for her to manage her time effectively. I sat down with Gina and her family and worked on devising a strategy to maximise her chances at exam time.
Gina missed more than half of her lessons each week, and due to the way the timetable worked, many of these were Science lessons. Over a two year period, and with regular cooperation with her school, we split our time between revision and exam technique - working on all of her subjects.
Gina passed her exams with flying colours and we continue to support her with her A-Level studies.
Rocco is an Elite gymnast on the Great Britain squad. He has been training for over 30 hours a week since his selection for the squad. My task has been to provide ongoing education to Rocco as he balances his workload.
When I started with Rocco in 2014, he had difficulty with the basics of reading and writing. I was initially concerned that at the age of seven he was struggling with the fundamentals of learning but he soon proved with his Maths work that he could progress rapidly. I utilised a variety of techniques to build some confidence and gain Rocco's trust. We worked with nursery rhymes and humorous poetry to introduce a lighthearted edge to the work. He soon learnt to read to a higher level and now, four years later, he is reading confidently and maturely.