Active Minds Home Education Group 11/13

Group learning opportunities for home ed kids
Mentored by Gabrielle Marshall

Qualified Teacher and Home educating Parent

Forest Row, RH18 5DS
For ages: 11 - 13
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

In collaboration with parents and teachers, we are bringing activities under one roof at the cricket pavilion in Forest Row to provide classes that are affordable, engaging and give children an exciting group learning experience. Over three days, a group of between eight and ten children will study maths, ICT, science, art, history, creative writing and sports. Each day is up to 5 hours long and costs £40 at £10/hour. My role is to 'hold the space', provide a kind and safe environment and support the children in feeling confident about their learning experience. I am passionate about home ed, have educated my 4 children and am a qualified English teacher with teaching experience in English, Science, Maths, Drama and Art. In summary, some of the benefits of this group include: Enabling children to learn at their own pace Male and female teachers from a rich and diverse background including; Waldorf, mainstream and Montessori. Teachers that build confidence in the learner Tea...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


I have 4 children ages 8,12,16,18. They have all been home educated with brief spells of Waldorf and state education. My journey with home education led me to understand that home education better supported our children in their need to be, to learn and to connect with their family. Ten years on and I've found that, at 14, the majority of my son's friends went into school. Now my third son is twelve and I'm keen to build a group for the long term that can study together under the care of parents and teachers bought together by a common purpose. This initiative has the advantage of making home education less onerous on us parents trying to organise group learning, more cost effective ( one to one tuition is anything from £25-45/hr) more attractive to children wanting to learn in a group and better for being small class sizes with actual teacher attention. It also gives us parents more space to work or take time for ourselves. I am a qualified secondary school English teacher ...

A typical timetable

WEDNESDAY 10-11 Creative Writing with Jason Eichner 11-12.30 Sports with Ben Brooke 12.30-12.45 Lunch 12.45-1.45 Maths with Elaine Eichner THURSDAY 1-2.00 Maths with Elaine Eichner 2-2.20 Break 2.20-3.20 Art with Joseph Marshall 3.20-4.00 Break 4-5.00 Science KS3 with Natacia Jupp FRIDAY 10-11.30 ICT with Jason Eichner 11.30-11.40 Break 11.40-12.30 Beginners Spanish with Kate Ayling 12.30-1.45 Lunch 1.45-2.45 History with Martin Schmandt (Waldorf )

Learning aims

To provide a safe and nurturing setting within which to learn, make friendships and form a group that can go forward to GCSE study.

Getting started

If you and your child are keen, we can have an initial conversation and then meet to see if we are a fit. Please send me a message using the Contact Mentor button. If our conversation proves positive then your child is welcome to a three day trial period after which each family needs to make a commitment to the academic year to provide group continuity. To confirm your interest you will need to pay £125 for a three day trial. This covers teacher wages, rent of the venue, insurance costs, supervision and admin charges. If you think this may be for you, please get in touch through Eequ messaging.

Active Minds Home Education Group 11/13  programme mentored by Gabrielle Marshall
Active Minds Home Education Group 11/13  programme mentored by Gabrielle Marshall

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Chapel Lane, The Cricket Pavilion, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5DS

Pricing information

Standard price: £10/hr

The charge covers supervision, organisation, rental of the premises and tutuition fees.

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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