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Home Education: Solution or Problem?

Before the current pandemic, about 1% of UK school children were home educated. Their parents had exercised their legal right to do so, but these rights come with responsibilities. Whilst many home schooling parents make significant personal and financial sacrifices to ensure that the needs of their children are met, some do not. In this talk, Liz Armstrong will discuss the extent of home education, explore the reasons why numbers (pre-Covid) have been increasing, and critically describe the legislative and administrative procedures which are in place to manage it. Now that schools are reopening, early indications suggest that home schooling has increased significantly, making these issues more relevant and urgent than ever.

Liz Armstrong is a trustee of North East Humanists and a longtime member. She worked as a teacher in secondary schools for 15 years and then spent 13 years as a Local Authority Education Advisor contributing to the monitoring of home education. She has also spent the last few months supporting the education of her granddaughter at home.


Who: Liz Armstrong

When: Thursday November 19th at 7 PM (Zoom opens at 6:45)

What: 45-minute online lecture plus plenty of time for interactive Q&A afterwards

How: Register using the following link:

Home Education Solution or Problem


You don’t need to be a member. All are welcome!


There is no charge to join us for this talk. However, if you would like to make a donation to our charity of the year as a thank you for the event, you can do so at our JustGiving page for Crisis Skylight Newcastle.

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