The PLACE Programme and, before PLACE, our earlier home-education groups over a time-span of some 34 years (The PLACE Project, FSES-HE, BUSHE, BHE, Bedford Education Otherwise and Bedfordshire Education Otherwise), have all relied on the efforts and goodwill of parents in our group in order to operate smoothly and to give all of our PLACE children the best possible educational opportunities and experiences we can muster. Mutual support, cooperative organisation of outings and activities and sharing of tasks, resources and ideas have always been fundamental to our PLACE home-education programmes, past and present.
Please see the PLACE Committee Leaflet for a more detailed look at the work of the committee.
Click the link below to download a copy of the committee member nomination form.
Please note that agenda items for Committee meetings must be submitted at least a week in advance of a scheduled meeting, either by post or by hand.
If you are submitting items by post or hand please use the following address:
Attn PLACE Committee Secretary
190 Putnoe Street Bedford MK41 8HG
The email address for agenda items is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If any PLACE parents, youngsters or tutors have a great suggestion, please print a copy of the form below (a hard copy is available from 190 Putnoe St) and drop it into the suggestion box next to the PLACE office.
Home-education organiser in Bedfordshire since 1987; Bedfordshire Co-ordinator Education Otherwise for over fourteen years; Education Otherwise member since 1987; of HEAS since its inception; founder/Chairman Bedford Home Educators; PLACE Programme co-ordinator since the link with PLACE’s partner school/LA was first established in 2004. Home educated three of her own children, two of whom were able to register with PLACE in 2004 for home-education support at ages 13 years and 11 years.
Marian Vaughan has consistently been elected by PLACE families as Committee Treasurer since Bedford Home Educators was first established in 1999.
Committee Member and Safeguarding Monitor