Norfolk Home Learning

        From small beginnings to great success

 Welcome to my Home Education page!

In a typical week, about 40 parents visit this site and many fill in my contact form. Most of them have a youngster at school and they're facing issues like anxiety, bullying or under-achievement.

I also hear from parents who are educating their children at home or thinking of starting. Either way, I'm happy to give free advice where I can. I can also tutor or mentor in appropriate cases. 

'Socialised yes, brutalised no.'

Youngsters with special needs or special talents are especially prone to be lonely, bullied or anxious at school.

Badly socialised classmates simply can't connect with anyone outside their small cliques.

The home ed community embraces whole families, and all ages meet and mix in a way

that prepares the younger members for life.

We're one of the local home ed families who'll give you a welcome and get you off to a happy star

Home ed brings a breath of fresh air! When families (especially mothers

and daughters) come to see us they usually fall in love with our horses!

Home education Facebook groups share the latest news about weekly meetings where the youngsters gather for study, fun and lively pursuits!

Older home educated youngsters can take their pick from a range of classes in drama, maths and other subjects offered two days a week in the centre of Norwich. Another resource in Norwich is the Puppet Theatre, which offers some some truly mind-expanding activities

For those with a yen for theatre there's also the Norwich-based Goblin Market Theatre Company. The stars in their current production* are both home educated. See the glee on their faces in this open air scene and imagine them stuck in a stuffy classroom!

Making the break

Home education proves its worth in the first few years of each young life, and it carries on through childhood and teens unless school interrupts it.

To break with school just write to the head. Say you mean to home educate and ask them to take your child off the roll. Then, as long as you do home educate, you answer to no one.

Despite the lack of formalities, starting home ed is still a big step, raising all sorts of questions. Feel free to use the form below to raise your own concerns and questions. (Every parent asks something different!)

I used to train teachers but a varied career in education has taught me the merits of DIY.

(For one of my major turning points see The Story of Steven.)

These days I help with the home education of my grandson, teenage author Elijah (pictured above!). 

By all means get in touch if school is a pain or home ed seems tempting!

My postbag swells as winter closes in. I always reply but prioritise people in the Norwich, Yarmouth and north Norfolk area.

Tony D Triggs

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Thank you for contacting me. I'll get back to you as soon as I can

More pages to help you

All About Me and my books)

Talented kids

and how to help them

'Graded like Eggs'

(why families are abandoning school)

* The Princess and Curdie opening at Holkham Hall on half term Teuesday 17 February 2020.