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HEAS Introductory Pack
This consists of the 16-page leaflet Education at home together with frequently asked questions, facts and information about the home option – essential reading if you’re contemplating home education.
(Scottish families receive a supplementary leaflet)
Information Leaflet – Exams & Qualifications
This eight page leaflet covers: the pros and cons of GCSE as an external student … private study at home … correspondence courses … Colleges of Further Education … the International GCSE … adult education classes … open learning … NVQs and other qualifications … addresses of the awarding bodies.
(There is a separate edition of this leaflet which covers Scottish qualifications)
Information Leaflet – Special Educational Needs
This 12 page leaflet covers: the legal position … the education of children with SEN: the parent’s choices including home education … the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan … the Code of Practice … case studies … Government publications … useful addresses for further information.
(Scottish families receive a separate version of this leaflet that reflects the differences in Scottish law)
Information Leaflet – Dyslexia
This six page leaflet covers: What is dyslexia? … How can I tell if my child is dyslexic? … Can my child be assessed? … how can home education help? … What if my child has special educational needs? … recognising the strengths of dyslexics … useful contacts and books
Information Leaflet – Home Education Overseas
A 12 page leaflet developed directly in response to the needs of families who for various reasons move outside the UK. Topics covered include: do we need permission? … preparing for your visit … technology on the move … families’ experiences of educating abroad … flexischooling overseas … carrying on with the curriculum … resources … examination information … some useful web sites
The Home Education Handbook
80 pages of practical advice on home education. Essential reading for anyone contemplating home education. Topics covered include: making the decision … home education and the pre-school years … withdrawing your child from school … setting up the home curriculum … ideas for learning at home … giving information to the local authority … the teenage years … special educational needs … the challenge of home education … research into home education.
The Big Book of Resource Ideas
The Big Book of Resource Ideas (69 pages) is a directory of resources for home education including information about useful organisations, books and websites … contains a directory of publishers and suppliers … details of resources by subject for 22 subject areas from Art and Craft to Technology … plus a comprehensive selection of resources for parents.
Maths Practice: Materials for home educators
A 40-page pack of essential maths exercises specially designed for use at home: for late primary or early secondary age.
The HEAS Maths Pack
The Maths Pack consists of a parents’ booklet and two sets of worksheets (“The Basics” and “Moving On”). It is designed for use at Key Stage 3 (11-14 years) with emphasis on revision and consolidation of Maths skills. Learners at the end of the primary stage will find useful guidance in the Maths Pack to help them to move on to secondary level Maths. A parent says: “Unlike most curriculum materials the HEAS Maths Pack is very flexible and it does not require the child to complete a set amount of work each week. This can be very daunting especially if you are not very confident in the subject. We also liked the way the materials can be used with any textbook, so that we can choose one that suits us.”