Speaker Category: Parental Empowerment


Bekkie Graham

Bekkie is based in Cornwall, UK, and is a multimedia artist, independent researcher and home educating mum of four.


Sarah Gillie

A university lecturer and former primary school teacher, Sarah combines her passion for learning with a parents’ perspective. Family diagnoses of neurodivergence only strengthened Sarah’s belief that inclusive practice should recognise individual strengths and needs. Her doctoral research focused on the experiences of families who home educate to meet children’s individual needs.

Alberta Stevens

Alberta Stevens is a British Christian home educator of Sierra Leonean heritage, who lives in London, England with her two boys. Alberta is also a writer, speaker, podcast host and home education coach at Homegrown Sonshine. She creates wholesome and culturally diverse resources and courses to help home educators craft their unique learning journeys with …

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Gayle Hanlon

Based in Ontario, Canada, Gayle is a home educating veteran of 30 years. Gayle has been instrumental in inspiring many families to feel confident and encouraged to begin and follow through on this journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Gayle is the Principal at Agate Private School and the author of multiple workshops including Intro to …

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Heidi Steel

Heidi lives with her husband and four children in South East England. She is an ex-teacher turned unschooler who moved beyond the traditional paradigms of the classroom when she became disillusioned with the education system. For the past ten years, she has been unschooling her four children, who are happy living and learning as they …

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Naomi Fisher

Naomi Fisher is a clinical psychologist and author of “Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning”. She is the mother of two children who have never been to conventional school.  She lives in Hove, England, where she works as a trauma therapist. She is passionate about spreading the word that …

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Dr Harriet Pattison

Harriet is an erstwhile home educator turned researcher. She is especially interested in visions of alternative childhood and has written and researched on policy, pedagogy and philosophy regarding home education.

Juliet English

Juliet English

Juliet is an experienced home educator who is passionate about encouraging and empowering parents to educate their children with boldness and freedom. She is engaged in a number of initiatives which benefit home educators in the UK, drawing on her personal experience of educating her own 7 children, running groups, activities and conferences, as well …

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