Elective Home Educator Support

We have produced a series of free videos which aim to provide strategies, approaches and resources to best develop your child’s skills and understanding. The courses are focused for those home educating children in the primary age range and include practical exercises and materials to use at home. Subjects that we cover are English, maths, science and modern foreign languages. 

Written and presented by our team of  experts, each video is about 20-30 minutes long, and most include a downloadable ‘workbook.’ You can watch the videos  as many times as you like which are designed to help enhance your skills and confidence in supporting your child in these key areas. 

For the purpose of monitoring numbers and keeping you informed of any changes, we require a first name and email address to register to access the courses. We are working in partnership with Birmingham City Council who are funding the course provision. The ONLY information shared with BCC is the number of people who registered to access the videos.


Register here to access all the Online Courses:

For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950. 

What will be covered in the Maths Online Course?

  • Video 1: Progression Through Multiplication: visualising the concept
  • Video 2: Progression Through Multiplication: informal to formal written methods
  • Video 3: Reasoning and Problem Solving in Multiplication
  • Video 4: Going into Greater Depth

What will be covered in the English Online Course?

  • Video 1: Phonics Part 1
  • Video 2: Phonics Part 2
  • Video 3: Fluency
  • Video 4: Reading Comprehension
  • Video 5: Vocabulary 
  • Video 7: Writing with purpose – 7 to 11 

What will be covered in the Science Online Course?

  • Video 1: Introduction to science  

What will be covered in the Modern foreign languages Online Course?

  • Video 1: Why teach a modern foreign language?  
  • Video 2: Picking your language and getting started   

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Comments from previous training:

“The course gave me lots of ideas and useful links/resources to explore”

“Well delivered and lots of ideas to take away and implement at home.”

“Brilliant course. Much needed. Took away lots of ideas”


About the Course Leaders

Helen Grundy - Adviser, Services For EducationHelen Grundy

Helen qualified with a first class honours degree in English and Education Studies in 1998. A significant amount of her degree was spent studying in Amsterdam under the Hogeschool Holland, adding a TESOL element to her degree and enabling study and understanding of international approaches to education. Helen’s teaching career then took place across Staffordshire in infant, first and primary schools, taking on various roles in subject leadership, as SENCo and SLT, and achieving the NCTL Leadership Pathways award.

Noted successful practice resulted in Helen becoming a Leading Maths Teacher, supporting colleagues across the county. This became a role that she increasingly enjoyed and led naturally to a role in consultancy and advising.

Helen joined Services For Education in 2015 as an Education Adviser. Her role was primarily as a Maths Adviser however since joining the company has also become manager of the highly successful Health for Life in Primary Schools programme, NQT Manager as part of the LA approved Appropriate Body for NQT Induction and a member of the Statutory Assessment team.

Tricia Bunn - Adviser, Services For Education

Picture of our school support adviser and SCITT leader, Tricia Bunn.

Over a career spanning 20 years, Tricia has been involved in primary education in a variety of contexts – as a teacher; senior leader; headteacher (within an LEA and within an Academy) and teacher educator. She is an experienced, successful headteacher, having led two schools since 2010.

For three years Tricia was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Wolverhampton. In this role she was Module leader for English and Lead Tutor for the PGCE. Tricia is part of our School improvement team and is a tutor on the SFE primary initial teacher training programme.

She is the Lead English Adviser and co-leads on our curriculum development programme. Another key part of her most recent work has been embedding an understanding of cognitive theory into CPD, and ensuring this is the basis of work going forward.

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