News and updates for home educators

This is our home educators' news and updates page. We aim to update this page with any relevant news or information that we think you might find helpful. 

The Government has launched the following advice on radicalisation for parents and schools www.educateagainsthate.com. You may also like to look at www.thinkuknow.co.uk which is a guide to internet safety for young people.

Department for Education - All you need to know about home-schooling and elective home education (EHE)

BBC News - Home Education article

Read the open letter to parents carers from Baroness Berridge and Minister Ford - 25 May 2021

Libraries

As home educators you can have a ‘home educators’ card from Norfolk Library and Information Service. This entitles you to borrow up to 20 items, including up to 12 junior non-fiction books and two magazines for three weeks (28 days for mobile libraries). Visit your local library or talk to your mobile library driver, to get a ‘home educator’ library card.

See at a glance all kinds of events and promotions at Norfolk libraries. 

Primary Times magazine

Primary Times is a magazine that is issued to primary schools across Norfolk on a half-termly basis. It is full of activities which may be of interest to home-educated families. Free copies are given to selected libraries and tourist information centres across the county. You can also access the magazine for free via an app, Go to the Google Play or Apple App store and search for Primary Times.  Download the app, then go to East Anglia, followed by the Norfolk edition.

Norfolk Museums

Norfolk home educators can have free admission to Norfolk County Council museums on a week day during school term time. One adult can go free per child. To receive free admission the visit should be booked in advance with the relevant site. You should give as much notice as possible. Strangers' Hall, Bridewell Museum and Norwich Castle should be booked by emailing norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk, stating the museum you would like to visit.

Resources vary depending on the site. All museum trails can be downloaded and printed at www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk.

Non-Norfolk home educated children are £2.40 per student and they can have one free adult per child.

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Norfolk SEND Partnership offer information and advice to children, young people and parents/carers about SEND. They are a small central team, with trained volunteers throughout the county. Visit www.norfolksendpartnershipiass.org.uk.

The Regal Movieplex cinema at Cromer is now offering autism-friendly screenings of certain films. Visit the Regal Movieplex website for more information.

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