In this section, you will find free, expert advice about how to get started with homeschooling. Read on for tips from our education staff and our tutors about how to put a timetable together, make lessons exciting, plus lots of useful information on legal matters and practical advice about teaching the kids at home.
How to Start Homeschooling - Part 1.
This easy-to-follow article provides advice for how to get started with home education in the UK. It's intended for families who do not wish to hire a tutor, but would benefit anyone who is thinking of starting, and takes you through what you need to be thinking about before you begin.
For non-UK homeschooling, please see our international guidance.
Part 1 of the guide covers:
- Is it legal in the UK?
- How does it work with exams?
- Are there any official guidelines that I need to follow?
- Is it right for me and my family?
Start Homeschooling - Part 2.
Part Two of our guide offers expert, practical advice once you have decided you would like to start homeschooling.
- Do you need teaching experience?
- School holidays
- Lesson length
- Mock exams
- Equipment needed
- Where to find teaching resources
- What to teach
- Teaching tips from our tutors