Help and support
There are several organisations aimed at helping and informing home educating families and there are also several informal networks in the Birmingham area.
Some organisations, including Education Otherwise and the Home Education Advisory Service, will be able to put you in touch with members who are happy to be contacted to give support and answer questions. Talking to others who are already educating their children at home may well save you reinventing the wheel.
Some of these organisations are listed below:
Education Otherwise: www.education-otherwise.net
Home Education Advisory Service: www.heas.org.uk/
Home Education UK: www.home-education.org.uk/
Ed Yourself: http://edyourself.org/
Home Educators Local Magazine (HELM)
Another source of ideas for trips, visits, resources and activities is the Home Educators Local Magazine (HELM) and this is available by email. Contact the local Education Otherwise branch at: www.homeeducationbirmingham.org.uk if you wish to receive this.