Other benefits available to all members
Annual Learn Free! Conference in Coventry each May
This is an annual Conference run by Juliet English of Headhub. CHESS sponsors this conference and therefore all members are entitled to go FREE of charge, subject to quoting the code emailed round to all members. Spaces are limited, so early booking is recommended.
Free 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 themselves could be considered a bit old-fashioned and pre-National Curriculum, but they do seem to suit home educated children very well. They 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
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.
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.
CHESS Member’s holiday at Cefn Lea in Wales
Each September, up to 50 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!! Unmissable !
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.
We have a range of books covering many different subjects that have been donated to the CHESS library. You simply pay postage to borrow each book, then hold it until someone else requests it or your membership expires, when it must be passed on or returned.
Books are taken to the Members Holiday in Wales each year, where they are on display in the Resources room. Books can be borrowed and returned there without incurring postage charges.
These are dated and last for a year. They can be ordered at any time, if your requirements change. Renewal orders are usually taken each year around February, and they are posted out at the same time as World Book Day vouchers.