Author to host event on home education

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There will be a chance to learn more about home education at an event in Boston next week as a local author celebrates the release of her latest book on the subject.

Ross Mountney, of Old Leake, has published four books about parenting and home education.

Her latest, A Home Education Notebook, aims to support home educating parents when they are having, in her words, a ‘wobbly day’.

The mother-of-two, who used to write a column for the Standard under the name Trelawney, home educated her children and says interest in the area is growing.

She described it as not something she would ‘advocate for all’, but an approach that has been a ‘valuable alternative for those children who struggle to be in school’.

She said: “We home educated our two children from the age of nine and six because they weren’t happy or learning well in school at the time.

“Not necessarily intending for it to continue, it just worked for us right up until the time they went onto college and university.”

At the time, she continued, there was ‘very little literature to help’, so she wrote the home education guide Learning Without School: Home Education. Books two and three followed.

To celebrate the launch of her latest book, Ross will be hosting an event at Waterstones, in Wide Bargate, on Tuesday, from 7pm. It will be a chance to learn more about home education, as well as writing and publishing.

Tickets are priced at £2.50 and are available in store.