Rock Solid Conference

Saturday 8th October 2022

Recordings of all the talks are now available to all members.
Please log-in/register. (£20/year membership fee).


More families than ever before are discovering the

joy and freedom that Home Education can give.

Here at CHESS we know that home education works!

Our desire is to encourage, equip and support Christian families; helping them to build a sure and solid foundation for their family that will enable them to flourish and grow into their unique home education experience.

Long before Covid-19 closed schools and forced thousands of families into a very limited and particular style of quarantine education, more families than ever were choosing to deregister their children and take up the privilege, responsibility and freedom of teaching their own children.

The introduction of enforced and unsuitable input of the Relationship and Sex Education agenda in schools and difficulties in finding suitable provision for many children with Special Educational Needs has no doubt continued to add to this exodus from our school system.

CHESS has been around for almost three decades. So we know and have seen home education proven many times as being a viable option for preparing children socially, morally and academically to survive and thrive in the world.

But, what about…?

Often, parents can feel overwhelmed and lacking in confidence, especially when starting out on the home education journey. 

  • Am I doing enough?
  • What about exams?
  • Is my child learning the right things?
  • How do I deal with Local Education Officers?
  • Is my child missing out on anything?
  • What about socialisation?
  • What about the Government plans for registration? 

These questions can haunt many of us.

If you currently home educate, or are thinking about doing so, we want to help you lay a firm foundation and bring inspiration to home educate with confidence whatever age or stage your children are


For details of speakers, please see our conference speakers page:

Children & Teens

Alongside the main talks and seminars we also have planned sessions that will be suitable for children and teens (as well as interested parents!) from:


There will be a resource area where there will be a range of bookstalls, information and resources available to browse.  

These will include:

In addition there will be space for attendees to bring their own second hand resources to sell or pass on.  These will need to be labelled and any not sold collected at the end of the day. These tables will not be manned and so will operate on a trust basis.

Refreshments & Lunch

Drinks and biscuits will be available during the break and lunchtime. Attendees will need to bring their own lunch.


The day conference will be held at Days Lane Baptist Church, Sidcup
There is parking on site and also available in the residential streets nearby.

When the storms come as they surely will, and the winds of doubt or difficulty blow, we need to be able to stand firm!