Timetable Hesfes Home Education Talks 2015

Hesfes 2015 Home Education Talks

UPDATED FRIDAY JULY 24TH. PLEASE NOTE THAT IAN DOWTY’S TALK IS ON THE MONDAY AND ‘EXAMS’ IS NOW ON THURSDAY. THIS IS A CHANGE TO THE PRINTED PROGRAMME.

(To book half hour 1 to 1 surgeries with me Tuesday – Friday 2-4.30pm ask at the BOOKSTALL)

Sunday
11-1
Fiona Nicholson, EdYourself.
Political Developments, what’s new in England and Wales? AEHEP national body for LAs. Ofsted. New Guidance for Wales. Benefit changes UK including Universal Credit. (Also Geoff Coleman, Crossroads Care. Overview new Care Act, changes in how people will arrange and pay for care in future)

Monday
12-1 [LATER START THAN OTHER DAYS, CONTINUES IN AFTERNOON]

Ian Dowty, barrister. Home Education and the Law.
2-4
Ian Dowty, barrister. Home Education and the Law. [CONTINUED FROM MORNING SESSION]

Tuesday
11-12.30

Alan Thomas & Harriet Pattison, Institute of Education. Different approaches to learning especially learning to read. New book next Spring.
2-4
Julie Bunker + panel of autonomously educated young people.

Wednesday
11-1
Fiona Nicholson, EdYourself with Jill Ingle and Angela Horn. Home educating 3 or more children, how does it work in practice? How different is it from home educating a singleton? A chance to ask questions, discuss your concerns and share your stories.
2-4
Jessie Currie, ‘Playing Out’. Campaign to enable children to play outside safely in towns and cities.

Thursday
11-1
Fiona Nicholson, EdYourself with Angela Horn and Jill Ingle. How do home educators take exams, includes arranging exams as private candidate, GCSE college courses, getting into 6th form or doing A Levels at home, + what do employers and universities want.

Friday
11-1
Fiona Nicholson, EdYourself. Special Educational Needs in England and Wales. How are things changing? Statements, EHCPs, Additional Learning Needs and Individual Development Plans. Personal Budgets and Direct Payments. What are the advantages in having a Statement or Plan? Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. Wider changes to benefit system for families with disabled children. (Also Geoff Coleman, Crossroads Care. Overview new Care Act, changes in how people will arrange and pay for care in future)

Links
http://edyourself.org/articles/conferences.php#hesfes2015
http://www.hesfes.co.uk/home_education_talks__discussions.html

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