I home educated my two boys. Only for a few months whilst waiting for school places in the area we had moved to.
In some ways it was great; we had some fun and made progress. But it was hard work and teaching my youngest son – who was impulsive and easily distracted – had an adverse impact on our relationship. I find it so much easier being patient and understanding with other people’s children!
I was an experienced teacher. I knew about ADHD and Dyspraxia and had some strategies to help us both. All the same, I was glad when school places were found and I could go back to my role as mum.
So many parents of children with SEND are forced into being home educators. The number of children with an SEN Statement or EHC Plan being home schooled has risen by 57% since