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Learn Free 2019Coventry. For Home Educators and Those Thinking of Home Educating, central Coventry Saturday May 18th. I will join the panel discussion and am also speaking on home education and local authorities. LINK. tickets from £8
HEFF 2019Newark, Tuesday July 9th to Tuesday July 16th https://hefestivals.co.uk/. "HEFF 2019 will be bringing back all the fun of previous years, Workshops, Cinema Tent, Fireshow, Music, Children’s Caberet, Home Education Conference, the straw bale circle, and much more. Once again we expect to gather Home Educators from across the UK and Europe for a week of fun, friendship and learning. We have held our ticket prices, and increased the discount on our low-income discount policy. Larger again than last year but still limited tickets. Book now so you don’t miss out. Advance Pricing until March 31st 2019 or 250 sold at this price: 15% off."
AEFES 2019East Sussex, Monday July 22nd to Monday July 29th https://www.aefes.co.uk/ programme will include music, drama, crafts, and talks. Quotes from previous participants include "stunningly gorgeous site, the accessible price and the feeling of homegrown fun in a safe and fairly held environment"
London 2018London, chance to meet home educators and find out about local activities Sunday October 7th 2018. 2 - 4 pm, Coram's Field WC1N 1DN. LINK
HEFF 2018Newark starting Monday August 27th (Bank Holiday) for 7 days LINK. (I'm there Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th August, talks in the afternoon, drop in sessions for the morning, see programme).
AEFES 2018East Sussex Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th July (I'm there Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th) LINK
Learn Free 2018On panel and speaking at Learn Free Conference Coventry Saturday May 19th 2018, tickets £8 per person LINK
Portsmouth May 2018Speaking at Portsmouth Parent Voice free event Saturday May 12th 2018 LINK
London 2017London, chance to meet home educators and find out about local activities Sunday October 2nd 2017 Coram's Field WC1N 1DN LINK
Birmingham ConferenceSpeaking at this free conference for home educating parents organised by Birmingham council https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20014/schools_and_learning/692/home_education/7
Learn Free 2017Coventry Saturday May 27 http://learnfree.org.uk/conference/ Tickets £8
AEFES East Sussex 2017Friday July 21st to Friday July 28th 2017 (overlap HEFF 26,27,28) http://www.aefes.co.uk/index.html
HEFF Suffolk 2017Home Educating Families Festival Wednesday July 26th to Wednesday August 2nd 2017 (overlap AEFES 26,27,28) http://www.hefestivals.co.uk/.
Home Education Fair London October 2016Sunday October 2nd 2016 11 - 3, Coram's Fields London WC1N 1DN. https://sites.google.com/site/homeeducationfair/
HEFF Suffolk 2016Monday July 25th to Monday August 1st 2016, including home education talks. Write-up of Ian Dowty's 2016 HEFF talk here
AEFES East Sussex 2016July 21st to Thursday July 28th http://www.aefes.co.uk/
Hesfes 2016 has been cancelled due to ill health.
Alternative Educational Futures Conference June 2016The Centre for Personalised Education presents Alternative Educational Futures, Friday June 17th, Birmingham More
Home Education Conference Coventry May 2016Saturday May 21st, Coventry, presented by Christian Home Educators Warwickshire http://learnfree.org.uk/conference/ For parents of children at all ages and stages of home education.
APPG March 2016
All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. SEN with Deputy Director DfE Stuart Miller. Notes
Home Education Fair London September 2015
Sunday 27th September 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/homeeducationfair/
Hesfes 2015 took place at Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales from Saturday July 25th to Saturday August 1st 2015. Home education talks and workshops were held throughout the week. Write up of talks here
Drop-in Nottingham April 2015Home education information drop-in, Nottingham Central Library, April 2015. Details
Home Education Fair West Midlands October 2014Just outside Birmingham, October 2014. For those new to home education or thinking about it More Flier
APPG October 2014All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. 14-19 education. Notes
Hesfes 2014Hesfes 2014, Saturday 26th July to Saturday 2nd August. Suffolk. Home education talks and workshops throughout the week. Write up of 2014 workshops
November 2013 London EHE LA Forum
APPG October 2013All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Follow-up to the July session on exams access for private candidates. Notes
October 2013 Potential Plus WorkshopTalk about flexischooling. Potential Plus
September 2013 Home Education Fair LondonWest Hampstead Home education fair website Home Education Advisory Service bookstall.
Hesfes 2013Write-up of 2013 Workshops
APPG July 2013All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Access to exams for external candidates Notes
June 2013 Midlands EHE LA ForumTalk + Q&A 14-16s college, SEN, and access to exams
APPG March 2013All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. New arrangements for funding college places for home educated 14-16s. Notes
March 2013 North West EHE/CME LA ForumTalk on college, high needs block funding, flexischool, access to exams, Bolton March 2013.
March 2013 Transition FE ConferenceHome Education Centre Chard Somerset, March 2013. I spoke on 14-16s college funding, volunteering, access to exams, work experience and restrictions under-16 employment.
Autumn 2012 Talks in WalesIn Autumn 2012 the Welsh Government proposed changes to the law on home education. I gave talks in Wrexham, Cardiff, Llandudno, Llandrinod Wells and attended South Wales Regional Forum for Local Authority Home Education Representatives. Notes 2015 Update
APPG November 2012All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Changes to funding/assessment SEN and disability, November 2012. Notes 2014 update on SEN and funding
September 2012 Education CommitteeTranscript Evidence Session Video Evidence Session Education Committee Report published December 2012
2007-11 Conferences/Workshops England and Wales
- Half day workshop on home education for Sheffield City Council Autumn 2011
- Talks at Local authority regional home education conferences since 2007 covering current issues in home education including presentation to Midlands Elective Home Education Forum, Stafford, on Alternative Provision Funding November 2011.
- Regional Workshops for Home Educators 2007
- Independent Schools Council Conference Talk June 2009
- 5th national conference on Children Missing Education Presentation October 2009
- CAPE Regional Child Protection Conference Safeguarding Workshop February 2008