Homeschool Collaborative Workshops and Mentoring

Mentored by

Sarah Wilson

Location address: Forest Row, RH18
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Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £500
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For many families, homeschooling works better when one or more classes can be shared with a group. Parents and their children decide to regularly gather in each other's homes or a rented facility to cooperatively teach academic subjects like math or science or extra-curricular courses like art, sports, or drama. Better known as homeschool collaboratives, these groups generally have anywhere from five to 50 member families with homeschool parents volunteering to take responsibility for holding the group. Often the collaborative works best with a core provision which is then supplemented through the parent's initiative with various age-appropriate activities and experiences such as crafts, music, drama, environmental studies and sports. I offer half or whole day workshops for those interested in, planning or engaged in homeschool collaborative initiatives. I will tailor the session to your specific needs but in general, workshops are designed as a deep dive into what to include in a core provision, advice for rhythm and timetabling and setting up your environment effectively. We will cover reporting, parent relationships and progress monitoring best practices. We will also cover how you might integrate a complementary provision. During the workshops, I will discuss the legislation around homeschool collaboratives and share my experiences and insights. I will be delighted to include some time for you to see 'a day in the life' of my own thriving homeschool collaborative which supports 15 children from 4 to 12 years old. In my own setting, we provide a teacher-led core curriculum from Tuesday to Thursday. On the other two days, there are a range of additional learning experiences which are not taught by any of the staff in the core provision. If required I can share insights from the Waldorf pedagogy, although our experience is not limited to this philosophy. This workshop will provide an invaluable experience for anyone considering a similar provision or indeed any small educational setting. I also provide hourly consultations on a wide range of educational areas for both schools and parents. Zoom calls are charged at £30 per hour for teacher mentoring and £50 per hour for general advisory work. I also provide INSET days and teacher mentoring on request and specialise in formative assessment. Please contact me to discuss your requirements using the purple Contact Mentor button.
About your mentor
Sarah Wilson
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I have taught and been a member of Senior Leadership Teams school for much of my professional life. I have been actively involved in research, curriculum development and teacher training for many years. My experience crosses state-funded, academies and the private sector. I currently co-run my own home school collaborative but was previously a school's advisor, music teacher and Waldorf class teacher for 16 years. I am a consultant to several Steiner Waldorf schools providing INSET days and consultancy for management teams. I am a specialist in formative assessment. I provide teacher training and mentoring, in-person and remotely via Zoom.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To feel greater confidence in your own educational initiative or provision
Aim 2
To be able to navigate the current legislation around small educational provisions and homeschool collaboratives
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Balfour Gardens, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18
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No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.I will be happy to reschedule the workshop with two weeks notice.

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