Home4Schools was created by two teachers - Paul and Emily Hughes - to fix two problems.
1. Whenever a student opens a web browser, there is a learning opportunity that is being missed by schools. Maybe you have Google as your homepage, which is functional, but adds nothing to students' learning. Maybe you have your school website. Unless it's updated pretty often, it's not providing new information each day.
We believe that we've created a simple, effective homepage, that allows students to get a brief overview of the world news headlines, along with providing a Word of the Day for expanding vocabularies, and a fact of the day for expanding minds!
It's free, and will always be free.
2. Schools are continually having to reinvent content to provide literacy, numeracy and SMSC activities during form time. We thought it would help to provide a one-stop solution, straight from your homepage. This could supplement your existing provision, or even replace it. We provide subscribers with a printable workbook in pdf form, which ties in with the weekly site content. This means you can use it to evidence your provision in the event of an Ofsted infestation visit.
Paul has been teaching ICT/Computing for 15 years. He likes to pretend he's the brains behind the operation. He spends most of his spare time claiming he's winning at Fantasy Football, while simultaneously losing at Fantasy Football.
Emily taught Maths for 15 years, with a little ICT thrown in every so often. She created ilovemathsgames.com to provide content to support maths teachers (and learners). She left teaching at Christmas (2017) to develop this site, and to start running her own choir. It turns out, choirs are not much better at listening than students, but you can go to the pub with them afterwards.
Paul and Emily have been married for 10 years, so they already knew they made a great team before starting Home4Schools together. It also makes scheduling meetings much simpler.
The tech side of things is handled by the wonderful Nick Fisher, who puts up with our requests for random yet very specific new features with great patience.