Elective Home Educator Courses

We have produced a series of free English and Maths 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.

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

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

Sign Up for the Maths Online Course Here:

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

Sign Up for the English Online Course Here:

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We are an independent not-for-profit charity. For more information on how we can support you, take a look at our parent resources and services.

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 Education

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 which she increasingly enjoyed and led naturally 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

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.

You are welcome to attend as many courses as you wish, but for the purpose of monitoring numbers and keeping you informed of any changes, we require a first name and email address for each course you wish to attend. All data will be destroyed after the course.

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 on the course and the number of people who attended each course.

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

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