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Primary educators: parents or the state? Home education in England

Antonia Robinson at the Family Life International's 2016 Conference reflects on the state of education in the United Kingdom with a focus on home education.  

An estimate 50,000 school-aged children in England and Wales are home educated.  For many Catholic families, home education offers the chance to give their children an authentically Catholic education and enhance their family life.

But how do you start? What are the benefits and pitfalls? What does the law say about it? What about exams? And how does home education in the UK compare with the US "homeschooling" phenomenon?

Antonia Robinson delves into the good, the bad and the unexpected aspects of what it means to be a Catholic home educating family in England in 2016.

Family Life International UK Website www.familyandlife.org.uk Email info@familyandlife.org.uk