Information for EHE parents/carers
We are working with
the National Children's University Trust to develop a consistent
approach for working with EHE families. This will be explored
in early 2015
The Children's University is an international
charity that provides 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6
year olds with their families) with access to exciting and
innovative CU Learning Activitiesand
experiences outside the 'normal' home-schooled day.
We celebrate achievement and reward participation through
the award of Children's University certificates. Raising children's
aspiration is important to us and we aim to develop the
understanding that learning can be the 'satellite navigation system
to better places in life'.
Any child, aged 5 to 14 years can join us and, when issued
with a CU Passport To Learning, is able to take part
in CU validated Learning Activitiesand
Each hour of CU validated learning they complete brings
the child closer to a Children's University graduation certificate,
presented at a locally organised CU graduation ceremony.
Celebrating achievement is important to us.
What is a CU Learning Destination and what
kind of activities are CU Learning Activities?
CU Learning Destinationsare
places and organisations that provide high quality
CULearning Activities. CU
Learning Activitiesare activities that have been
quality approved by the Children's University. We validate any
activity that will enable children or young people to
develop skills or knowledge, as long as it relates to a subject
that can be studied further in Higher Education.
Where can a child use the Passport To
CU Passports To Learningenable children to
travel to the CU Learning
Destinations, both locally and
(inter)nationally, collecting stamps as they go: after
all, travel is what a passport is for!
What are the benefits to my child?
Through participation in fun, high quality learning
experiences, we aim to grow inquisitive, confident,
independentchildren and learners. It's
aboutenjoyment, and a sense of achievement for
all. Membership to the Children's University
provides each child with access to a great range of quality assured
learning provision, including:
- Quality assured
community-based Elective Home Education (EHE) sessions, which
become Restricted Learning
- Children's University Lectures, CU Seminars and CU
Workshops, including those offered by the BBC and Sky
- Activities at tourist attractions such as
- Formal sports coaching activities
- Clubs and societies which might include music and
- Scouting and Guiding Groups
More info about Public Learning
Destinationsthat provide memorable, fun and good quality
learning can be found on the National Children's University
For more information or to join Kent Children's
University please click here.
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