Home Education Conference - Free, book a place now

Home Education Conference - Wednesday 13 September 2017

Home educating families in Birmingham are invited to a free conference, which aims to provide information to parents about opportunities that are available across the city.

Parents can dip into different sessions or stay for the whole day; the choice is yours.

To book a place on the conference contact:

Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please book a place in advance.

  1. Elective Home Education Team at Birmingham City Council on 0121 464 7215
  2. Julie Bunker (Education Otherwise) on 07976 710629 (please leave a message) No personal details will be passed to the EHE Team.

The final date for expressing interest in attending is 6 September 2017.


Library of Birmingham, Children's section, Broad Street, B1 2ND

Please note. there will be no crèche or childcare. Children remain the responsibility of parents at all times.

Refreshments (coffee and tea) will be provided at the start of the day and at lunch time.


Home education conference agenda

Time Agenda item
9.30 – 10.00 Arrival, tea and coffee
10.00 - 10.05 Julie Bunker, Education Otherwise:  Setting the scene for the conference
10:05 – 10:15 Councillor Brigid Jones, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools: Introduction
10:15 – 10.45 Fiona Nicholson: Ed Yourself and Q&A
10.45 - 11.10 Break
11:10 – 11.45 Michelle Doyle, Building Birmingham Scholarship:  Focus on apprenticeships opportunities in Birmingham, including Q&A
11.50 - 12.30 Julie Stirrup, Lead Officer, 14 -19 Participation and Skills and Tarlochan Singh, Elective Home Education Team Manager: Preparing for Progression with Q&A
12.30 - 13.10 Lunch break. Lunch will not be provided but tea and coffee will be available.
13.15 - 13.50 Linda Monk, Library of Birmingham: opportunities available to home educators Julie Bunker, Education Otherwise: Autonomous Education David Bishop, Head of Service Birmingham City Council: Local Authority approach to EHE including time for Q&A.
13.50 - 14.00 David Bishop, Head of Service: WRAP UP

In addition there will be opportunities to discuss and access information from health services, registered exam centres, school admissions and experienced home educators.