As you’re visiting this website you’re probably one of the many families wanting to know more about what has been called ‘the quiet revolution’.

Perhaps you’re turning to home education as a last resort because of problems in school which cannot be resolved, or maybe your children are young and you want to take full responsibility for their education from the beginning.

Whatever your situation we want to welcome you and we invite you to explore the new world of home education.

If you’re anxious about making the right choice for your children click here for some encouraging views of home education.

During Lockdown

If you are visiting our website for advice about educating children at home as a result of school closures, please see our list of publications

These may also be useful:

  • The HEAS Big Book of Resource Ideas provides comprehensive information about books, websites and other sources of educational ideas and materials to use at home.
  • Additionally, the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (a department of UCL Institute of Education) has a very helpful list of resources for parents to use with children of all ages.
  • You may also wish to visit the DfE”s list of online education resources which are available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

A message for private candidates

Arrangements for GCSE and other examinations June 2020. Following the cancellation of all exams for summer 2020 Ofqual held a consultation Ofqual consultation on revised approaches for Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualifications and Advanced Extension Award maths. The consultation closed on 20th April.  A statement was issued by JCQ on 30th April after they had considered the difficulties faced by private candidates which can be found HERE to provide additional clarification on the matter of validation of evidence by centres.

Some media reports have been misleading so we recommend that private candidates read JCQ’s statement in full to ensure that they have the correct information.

Home Education, Off-rolling, and Compulsory Registration

If you would like to know more about why HEAS is firmly opposed to compulsory registration and why we regard off-rolling as an entirely separate issue click here for our statement.