EO Yahoo! HE support list

This email list is open to both EO members and non-members, offering a virtual meeting point and source of informal, mutual support for anyone home educating, or considering home educating, in the UK.

EO Yahoo! HE debate list

This email list is open to both EO members and non-members, offering a forum for robust debate on matters relating to HE.

EO Yahoo! single parent list

This list is for single parents who are home educating or considering home education for their families. Whilst there is a 'general' email list for home educators, sometimes single parents face unique problems. This list is to allow single parents to offer support, experience and information relating to their situation.

EO member and non-member forums

The forums are provided by Education Otherwise for the benefit of home educators and are primarily for informal support and social contact. They are not open to LA personnel or students doing research on Home Education. Researchers should email EO via the contact page, and we can then post the information on the forum on their behalf.

The comments on the forum represent the views of the forum members. Although it can be very helpful to hear the views and experiences of others, the Trustees of Education Otherwise recommend that forum members to not see this as a substitute for professional advice.

  • EO Members Area: general discussions; introductions; parents new to home education; structured home education; autonomous education; further education; disability and special needs. Also back copies of newsletter articles, and copies of the printed materials EO provides for members such as the members and concessions booklets. There are also boards dedicated to the business of the charity.
  • Public Area – open to non-members: a virtual meeting point for families in the UK and further afield. Boards include: general and Introductions; new to home education or considering it; single parents; special needs and disabilities; structured and autonomous education.
  • Children & Young People’s Area. Restricted to children and young people covered by a family membership. Includes boards for up to 11s, up to 16 and 16-18s; roleplaying board, polls forum, suggestions board andTeen Team message board.