What is Home Schooling?

Home education or home schooling is when parents choose to educate their children at home rather than sending them to school. Parents choose what is to be learned and how it is to be taught. They can educate their children entirely themselves or can choose to receive help from outside tutors.

You can find more information about Home-Schooling via the Government website. There is also specific information produced by Ealing Council.


How can Bright Light Education Help with Home Schooling?

We are pleased to support families who have made the choice to home educate their children and are here to provide tutoring to supplement the education they receive at home. We are here to help children grow in creativity and confidence. We have parents who may lack the confidence to teach certain subjects and this is where we can help.

When parents choose to home educate their children, there is a huge amount of responsibility on the parents’ shoulders to ensure a high-quality, full-time education that meets the child’s needs and fulfils their potential. We can help to ensure that your child is not missing out on crucial aspects of their learning. For those parents who believe their child would benefit from taking exams, our expertise in the preparation to do this can be hugely helpful and take some of the pressure off the parents.


What do we offer?

We run home-schooling sessions in both Hanwell (Ealing) and Putney for children aged 7 to GCSE level. We can teach up to 6 children in each group. Sessions run during term-time only but can start at any point throughout the year.

We teach English (creative writing, comprehension and drama) as well as maths. If there is a specific subject that you are interested in, please do get in touch and we can try to create a scheme of work to suit the needs of your child/children. It is often useful if you can help us to find other children to join your group.


Current Home-Schooling Classes:

English Skills 1:
This class is for children aged 7-9 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell. The course will loosely follow the years 3 and 4 national curriculum, ensuring that children are given personal attention and support in a small group setting. The course will cover all necessary English skills for this age group, including reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

English Skills 2:
This class is for children aged 9-11 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell. The course will loosely follow the years 5 and 6 national curriculum. The children will start with focussing on creative writing, using our Creative Writing book to accompany the course. Furthermore, I will teach the children a range of techniques such as “Show not Tell” and how to use various figurative devices. At the same time as learning these skills, the children will read a novel and they will start to practise developing their comprehension skills. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

English Skills 3:
This class is for children aged 10-12 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell. The course will loosely follow the year 7 national curriculum.During the sessions, I will teach the children how to understand, explore and analyse different types of text. We will look at a range of texts, looking at the language used as well as analysing the structure. The children will learn the skills needed to respond to questions about a text confidently. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

English Skills 4:
This class is for children aged 12-14 years old. It is taking place in Ealing. During this course, we will explore a variety of styles, time periods and genres of text, learning techniques to apply to the understanding, exploration and analysis of verse, prose and drama, preparing for GCSE and beyond. Classes will develop vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar, comprehension, analysis and creative writing. It is a weekly session, 1.5 hours long, term-time only.