Useful Web links;
Possibly the most useful regular publication for families in Cambridgeshire, it lists events and also details of a wide variety of services relevant to families.
“The lively guide to all that is local” has a section on schooling (and also a good line in restaurant reviewsJ)
“Connecting with your local community”
“Time for parenting”
Some lovely events here for families;
Parents in Touch
newsletter, ideas, lots of free resources..
"Want your child to do their best in school?...of course you do, every parent wants that!
Here we have something to help every parent. Let's face it, we all worry about our children. As they go through school we have all sorts of
questions: Am I doing enough to help them through school?
… What should I expect from schools and teachers?
How can I help my child to enjoy reading? What books?"
Perhaps the first port of call for anyone interested in home education in the UK is the Website of Education Otherwise; “Education Otherwise is a membership based organisation that provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children.”
This is also useful; “There are many articles on alternatives to regular schooling, as well as all the back issues of the newsletter, each one of which contains an article about various aspects of learning at home.” http://www.freedom-in-education.co.uk/
If you are interested in Steiner education;
The sister Website to this one; Sharing a Love of Life is for anyone interested in the Montessori approach to learning; www.sharingaloveoflife.org.uk
For free resources using a Charlotte Mason approach go to; http://www.amblesideonline.org/