Ian is married to Jane and has three children aged 20, 19 and 15. His involvement with the home-education community started some time before their own home ed journey as he helped out families with tutoring maths.

For two decades Ian was a university lecturer before last year moving to a private company developing computer models of flood risk.

Though nearing the end of their own home-ed journey, Ian together with his wife Jane, remain passionate about supporting Christian home education and are involved in running a, not for profit, exam centre in Cheshire for home educators taking Cambridge IGCSEs.

Ian & Jane have home educated through adoption, special needs and chronic health conditions in their children and if anyone wishes to make contact on these areas they are very welcome to.


Mark Saxby is a former BBC journalist who set up one of the UK’s first social media consultancies in 2011. He and his wife, Kerry, created the Positive Social charity which delivers sessions to students helping them to gain back control of their lives from social media.  Mark & Kerry soon realised there was also a need to equip parents to support their young people in the use of social media.

Positive Social

Mark is a dad-of-three, a lover of Eurovision and a hater of quiche.

Mark will be sharing with us ways in which we can support our children in wise and constructive use of social media, helping them take back control with confidence.


Jessica Turpin is married to Simon of AiG–UK and together they home educate their seven children using the Christian Classical Method. Jessica writes about Christian home education on her Facebook page ‘Leading Them Out’. She and her husband also run a website to encourage Home Educators at LeadingThemOut.com

Jessica will be sharing with us about the day to day of home educating whilst also caring for little ones.


Rachel is married to Ryan and a home-educating mum of 5. She is also involved with ministry work through their local church and provides personal inspiration on her blog shout for joy.

Rachel is passionate about the importance of nurturing our children through an atmosphere of love and joy, taking time to develop meaningful connections and lasting memories.

Rachel has recently completed her degree studies at St Hild College, which included research into Generational Faith. She will be sharing from her own learning and experience how we can make the most of the time God gives us with our children to build faith-filled foundations in their lives.


Phil and Vicki are parents to ten children and have been home educating for fourteen years.  Their home education ethos can be summed up in the tag-line ‘Raising children to embrace their place in the Body of Christ’.  They will be sharing their home educating journey, focusing on how this had been possible because of their many answers to prayer which have enabled them to nurture their children’s unique gifts.

See Vicki’s blog https://www.lifeinallitsfullness.blog/author/vicki/