School’s out

With a 56 per cent increase in the number of children being home educated, it's a route more and more parents are choosing

28th August, 2016
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Pauline OReilly with her children Finn, 9, and Cara, 5, who are being educated at home in Galway Pic: Michael Dillon

Pauline O’Reilly had her son’s name down in a few schools, but when push came to shove, she didn’t think he was ready for a classroom.

Finn, who is now nine years old, was asking to be homeschooled, so O’Reilly thought that she might try it out for two years. After six months of homeschooling, she knew this was the right way to teach her child.

“It...

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