January 19, 2020

Children Should Be Outside for 4-6 Hours Every Day

I couldn’t agree more with this article. When my son was at a regular school from 8.40 to 3.15 he spent the approximate sum total of 1 hour outside a day..
January 19, 2020

From Academisation to zero tolerance via Ken Robinson

A decade of education from A to Z. Read on...
January 19, 2020

Children Shouldn’t Come First

This is one of the best articles I’ve read for a long time, I love the way Rachel Wright writes! Straight forward and clean. I think that if we dance around our children servicing their every need we run the risk of creating monsters...
January 18, 2020

Study: Having Fewer Toys Makes Children more Imaginative and intelligent.

I can speak from personal experience with my own children that having fewer toys and more over non electronic toys allows their imagination to develop.
January 18, 2020

Home education a ‘huge undertaking for parents’ – Ofsted

I’m sure for some the thought of home educating can be daunting. However having home educated my own children..
December 17, 2019

UK’s first outdoor primary school opens in London

Amazing, lets hope the start of many....
December 17, 2019

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play

Written back in 2012 by Philip Pullman but still relevant, read on….

I’ve decided to write this blog because I’m passionate about all the different ways to educate, to break away from the taboo about an alternative route from mainstream education. Exploring passion, skill, emotional intelligence, fulfilment, learning for life. I’d like to help people to feel less fearful about making their way in the world without a conventional education.

Hopefully this blog will serve as a resource for those who are curious about different ways. To evoke a discussion about what education is for. To help parents make more informed choices. Start questioning whether a one size fits all education systems serves our children, our community and our future.  Let me know what you think – Claire K, whatiseducationuk@gmail.com