Additional benefits available to all members
Members always receive advance notification and significantly discounted/Free tickets at our own day conferences which we plan to continue holding regularly around the country.
CHESS Connect is a bi-monthly online meeting which offers you a fantastic opportunity to get to know other Christian families, to share together, pray with, and be encouraged in your home education journey. See full details about Connect here.
Richmond Testing for children
These are a series of tests which can help you to evaluate how your child/children are doing in several key areas of learning. The service is free to our members but for non-members we charge £20
The tests suit home educated children very well and can give a good indication of the kind of GCSE results the child might be expected to get. There is a different level for each Year Group from Y4 to Y9.
Please see our Richmond Testing page for more information
General home education advice
All matters relating to home education, preparing for the visit of an Local Education Advisor, coping with uniform criticism, supporting a child with special needs etc. Where we cannot give help ourselves we try to refer the problem to someone who can. Contact Us.
Home Time Magazine
This is our Members magazine which is published 2/3 times a year and emailed as a digital file. It contains encouragement, reviews and interesting articles related to Home Education. Contributions are encouraged and invited from members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something to contribute, or if you would like to be asked to write something on a given theme. All past issues are available in the members area of the website. See our Home Time Magazine Issue 80 (Feb 22) for a sample.
World Book Day vouchers
World Book Day vouchers are available free of charge to CHESS members. Every year around February time, members are invited to order their requirements for the coming year. These are sent out in time for World Book Day which is usually in the first week of March each year.
Annual Holiday at Cefn Lea in Wales
Each September, over 100 CHESS families meet together for a week full of activities and encouragement especially for our members! Heaps of fun, great conversations and sharing times, and probably more scooters than you’ve ever seen in one place!! More details here.
Online Members Directory
This is held in a secure part of the website and is only visible to other paid up CHESS members who are in the directory themselves. It is great to find and connect with others in your area , and who knows, you may just find a heart connection waiting to happen…
Occasional member only special offers
From time to time we are able to pass on savings, discounts and special offers to our members. These will be emailed as and when they are available.
Membership certificates & Truancy cards
After the first year of membership, a personalised Membership certificate will be sent via email. This shows your proof of membership and also contains the truancy card wording. Membership certificates will be emailed annually to all members around February and can be printed off as required.
We monitor major educational political proposals and keep our members up to date with what being said and happening. Where appropriate we assist with political lobbying on issues that affect us as home educators.