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SML College Newsletter - May 24

Generous Donations Brighten Our Campus We’ve had some fantastic donations lately from local businesses – thank you so much! A huge shout-out to Karen Diamond and her team at Brewers...

’Children are being failed’: why more English parents are home educating - Letter to The Guardian

Letter to The Guardian   Your report (’Children are being failed’: why more English parents are home educating, 13 March) is clearly correct that schooling is failing an increasing number of children and their parents. However pure home schooling is not the only alternative. The law says that children must be educated and that there are two equally valid...

SML College Newsletter - Feb 2024

Join us at the next Open Meeting We have a parents evening on Monday 19th February, which we will be using Microsoft Teams. We have a session, as part of it, on Demand Avoidance. This will be led by Eliza Fricker - an author & illustrator, and an advocate & consultant for PDA, autism and learning, and we...

Big Art Raffle!

Join our pre-Christmas Big Art Raffle! 🖼️ Support our Hardship Fund and win incredible artworks—from student creations to original Banksy prints! Every pound raised helps families access SML College no matter their financial circumstances. Get your tickets in December and spread the word! Buy tickets here      

SML College Newsletter December 2023

Debunking Educational Myths: Empowering Parents for Informed Choices, article in Primary Times magazine How about a fun twist on the 'Would I Lie to You' TV programme to uncover some common myths about education. Myth 1: "School is the preferred option for children's education, and parents can only home educate with permission.” Truth: The law says that both school and 'otherwise' education options...

Dr Ian Cunningham, Advocate for Innovative Education, Returns from Nepal

  Dr Ian Cunningham, Chair of Governors at Self Managed Learning (SML) College in Fishersgate, has returned from an important international education conference in Nepal where he served as the keynote speaker. During this event, he had the opportunity to present his ideas to the Nepali Minister of Education. Dr Cunningham's...

SML College Newsletter October 2023

Update by Dr Ian Cunningham Appointments Luke Scott Martin was appointed as the full time Premises Supervisor at the end of July and has already been working hard over the summer on premises improvements and repairs. Jessie Beagley started as Learning Support Officer at the end of August to provide much needed full time support for students. The College premises Over the summer there have been...

In the news: Homeschooling at Risk - The Telegraph - 7th Sept 2022

The future of homeschooling and of SML College in its current format is at risk due to the potential roll out of the new Schools Bill. While we await further guidance from the new government, we are preparing documentation to support our case and the highlight many issues with the Schools Bill. See below our feature in The...