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The Election is on the way

Home education visit to Stormont
7 weeks 2 hours ago
As we've all seen on the news the election is on the way and our politicians are gearing up to talk to us about what we care about.   We are working now with the Education Authority to produce...

So much happening!

Meet up at An Creagan in the woods
9 weeks 1 day ago
We have seen a real explosion recently in exciting groups, classes and opportunities for home educated children all over Northern Ireland.  From weekly themed meet ups, two swimming classes...

Response to Draft Guidelines on SEN Regulations

45 weeks 2 days ago
HEdNI has submitted a response to the draft guidelines on SEN regulations. Our main concern is that children with a Statement should retain the advocacy and support of their parents, while gaining...

Much improved guidance from DHSSPSNI

50 weeks 5 days ago
We welcome the changes made to the guidance on Co-operating to Safeguard Young People, and the way in which our concerns have clearly been heard and addressed. The new guidance can be found here:...

Children from HEdNI families performing at the Lyric Theatre- book now!

NSKA in rehearsals
1 year 6 weeks ago
Here is the link to book tickets for NSKA at the Lyric Theatre! https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/event/kids-in-control/ This exciting project has been developed by children from HEdNI families with the...

Congratulations Benji!

Benji with his certificates
1 year 11 weeks ago
Many congratulations to Benji for doing so well at the Ulster School's Chess Championships.  Benji is home educated and has discovered a real passion for chess, we are very proud of him.

Another Year of Consultatation Draws to A Close

NSKA HEdNI Drama Group Christmas Performance
1 year 14 weeks ago
When the draft policy first emerged last April as (apparently) a single local consultation under the NEELB we had little sense of how long and hard we would have to work to prevent the damage it...

Education Authority Publishes Summary of Consultation Responses

Education Authority Logo
1 year 15 weeks ago
The Education Authority has published a summary of consultation responses, which can be found here: http://www.eani.org.uk/about-us/latest-news/elective-home-education-draft-policy-summary-of-...

Launch of new group for Christian Home Educators in Northern Ireland

1 year 18 weeks ago
This new group was created for those who consider themselves Christians ( of all denominations or none at all ) who are already or have an interest in Home Educating their children.  It has...

Briefing the Education Committee

HEdNI briefing the Education Committee
1 year 19 weeks ago
Four home educating parents from HEdNI gave an oral briefing to the Education Committee on the 11th of November.  You can watch here: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/...