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How to Keep Up Your Child's Education While Travelling- A UK Perspective

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Created: 04 June 2017

It may or may not surprise you to learn that not only is the number of children being home-schooled on the rise: so is the number of children learning on the road. For anybody who gave up their 20’s to get on the family and mortgage treadmill, the idea that you could let go of it all for months, even years, but not compromise on your children’s education probably sounds too good to be true. But as an ever growing number of bloggers and writers are showing, it’s possible- and it looks like a whole lot of fun.

Why are parents choosing to ‘road school’?

First things first, home schooling is protected by law. It’s completely legal, so long as children receive a ‘suitable’ education. That being said, the government don’t precisely define what they believe to be a ‘suitable’ education, so the focus is really up to you. It most certainly includes basic skills like reading, writing and arithmetic, the National Curriculum more broadly, and physical exercise. So long as your home schooling curriculum covers these basics, it doesn’t matter whether you teach them at home or on the road.

There are all sorts of reasons why parents are deciding to take their...

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