Conferences/Workshops/Festivals

Please use the Contact Form for further enquiries if you would like me to speak at your conference, workshop or festival.

AEFES East Sussex 2017

Friday July 21st to Friday July 28th 2017 (overlap HEFF 26,27,28)

http://www.aefes.co.uk/index.html. Buy your tickets here. £5 off tickets before February 28th eg Adult Ticket £50 now, £55 later

Buying your ticket early is a huge help to the festival organizers.


HEFF Suffolk 2017

Home Educating Families Festival Wednesday July 26th to Wednesday August 2nd 2017 (overlap AEFES 26,27,28)

http://www.hefestivals.co.uk/. Buy your tickets here.

Buying your ticket early is a massive help to the festival organizers. Low Income families are also entitled to a 25% discount (proof required)


Home Education Fair London October 2016

Sunday October 2nd 2016 11 - 3, Coram's Fields London WC1N 1DN. All information and tickets on the fair's website here https://sites.google.com/site/homeeducationfair/

HEFF Suffolk 2016

Monday July 25th to Monday August 1st 2016, including home education talks. Write-up of Ian Dowty's 2016 HEFF talk here

AEFES East Sussex 2016

July 21st to Thursday July 28th http://www.aefes.co.uk/

Hesfes 2016

Hesfes 2016 has been cancelled due to ill health.


Alternative Educational Futures Conference June 2016

The Centre for Personalised Education presents Alternative Educational Futures, Friday June 17th, Birmingham More

Home Education Conference Coventry May 2016

Saturday 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

Westminster Palace

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

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 2015

Home education information drop-in, Nottingham Central Library, April 2015. Details

Home Education Fair West Midlands October 2014

Just outside Birmingham, October 2014. For those new to home education or thinking about it More Flier

APPG October 2014

All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. 14-19 education. Notes

Home Education Fair London September 2014

West Hampstead September 13th More Flier

Hesfes 2014

Hesfes 2014, Saturday 26th July to Saturday 2nd August. Suffolk. Home education talks and workshops throughout the week. Write up of 2014 workshops


APPG February 2014

Notes All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Meeting for local authorities to discuss formation national body of elective home education professionals. More


November 2013 London EHE LA Forum


APPG October 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Follow-up to the July session on exams access for private candidates. Notes

October 2013 Potential Plus Workshop

Talk about flexischooling. Potential Plus website

September 2013 Home Education Fair London

West Hampstead Home education fair website Home Education Advisory Service bookstall.


APPG July 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Access to exams for external candidates Notes

June 2013 Midlands EHE LA Forum

Talk + Q&A 14-16s college, SEN, and access to exams

APPG March 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. New arrangements for funding college places for home educated 14-16s. Notes

March 2013 North West EHE/CME LA Forum

Talk on college, high needs block funding, flexischool, access to exams, Bolton March 2013. (Follow-up to presentation + Q&A on home education funding, St Helens October 2012)

March 2013 Transition FE Conference

Home Education Centre Chard Somerset, March 2013 Conference web page I spoke on 14-16s college funding, volunteering, access to exams, work experience and restrictions under-16 employment.

Autumn 2012 Talks in Wales

In 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 2012

All Party Parliamentary Group Home Education. Changes to funding/assessment SEN and disability, November 2012. Notes 2014 update on SEN and funding



July 2012 Autonomous Conference

Notes Autonomous Conference Website

2007-11 Conferences/Workshops England and Wales


Link Reference

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  1. the Contact Form http://edyourself.org/contact
  2. here http://www.aefes.co.uk/index.html
  3. here http://www.hefestivals.co.uk/
  4. here http://edyourself.org/articles/dowtytalk2016.php
  5. http://www.aefes.co.uk/ http://www.aefes.co.uk/
  6. More http://blog.personalisededucationnow.org.uk/2016/04/06/alternative-educational-futures-conference-17
    th-june-2016-birmingham/
  7. http://learnfree.org.uk/conference/ http://learnfree.org.uk/conference/
  8. Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#mar2016
  9. here http://edyourself.org/articles/hesfestalks2015.php
  10. Details http://www.non-school-nottingham.org.uk/dropin/whats_on_when.htm
  11. Flier http://multisite.replenishnewmedia.com/homeedwestmids/
  12. Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#oct2014
  13. Flier http://edyourself.org/homeedfair2014.pdf
  14. Write up of 2014 workshops http://edyourself.org/articles/hesfestalks2014.php
  15. More http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#LAsfeb2014
  16. Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#examsoctober2013
  17. Potential Plus website http://www.potentialplusuk.org/EventDetails.aspx?id=1992b6e2-d123-460c-a28d-d58274a214f7
  18. Write-up of 2013 Workshops http://edyourself.org/articles/hesfes2013workshops.php
  19. Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#examsjuly2013
  20. Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#apgfe14-16
  21. Conference web page http://www.conference2013.homeeducationcentre.org.uk/
  22. 2015 Update http://edyourself.org/articles/welshhomeedworkshopnotes.php
  23. funding http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php#apgsen
  24. Transcript Evidence Session http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmeduc/uc559-i/uc55901.htm
  25. Video Evidence Session http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingId=11340
  26. Education Committee Report published December 2012 http://edyourself.org/articles/edcomsupporthomeed.php
  27. Single Parent Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/hesfes2012workshop14-19.php
  28. SEN Notes http://edyourself.org/articles/hesfes2012workshopspecialneeds.php
  29. Autonomous Conference Website http://edyourself.org/articles/autonomous.php
  30. Alternative Provision Funding http://edyourself.org/articles/AltprovFAQ.php
  31. Regional Workshops for Home Educators 2007 http://edyourself.org/articles/2007workshops.php
  32. Independent Schools Council Conference http://www.isc.co.uk/
  33. 5th national conference on Children Missing Education http://events.linkedin.com/Children-Missing-Education-CME/pub/89395
  34. CAPE Regional Child Protection Conference http://www.cape.org.uk/