The Homeschooling Fair

“It takes a village to raise a child” African Proverb

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After homeschooling her young family for just over 5yrs, Leah Salmon, the founder of Teaching Our Own, realised that even though all the homeschooler she knew were black, the only homeschooling fair she knew of in the whole of England, was brilliant but not representative of the needs of her African Caribbean homeschooling friends. She also realised that more people were finding that the school system wasn’t the right place for their children and were considering home education, but didn’t know where to start, so she launch Teaching Our Own The Black Homeschooling Fair, onSat 3rd May 2015.

Even though 100 people were expected, on the day over 250 showed up.

The next event was 2 years later, on 10th September 2016 and ever though the venue was bigger, the even attracted over 400 people.

So were back this year!!!

Sun 19th Nov 2017
The Unity Centre, 103Church Road, London, NW10 9EG
Admission: Adults £7 in advance, £10 on the door, under 16yrs & over 65yrs are FREE with ID. Discounts for groups of 5 or more, call for details.
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This event is to empower and encourage parents and families of children of African Caribbean descent, to take control over their children’s education, mind and life, by either fully homeschooling them or doing more with their children around their schooling, so that our children’s cultural educational, mental and emotional needs are catered for, because our children’s education has never been the responsibility of the school system, it’s always been ours.

We’ll have speakers and workshops on the day to inform, inspire and educate children and parents.

Parents Learning Zone

12:30pm – Your Legal Rights & Responsibilities When Homeschooling with Tiana (Homeschooling mother of 3) – Discover exactly what the law says regarding homeschooling, how to deregister your child from school and how to deal with schools and local authorities once your child is home.

1:30pm – How To Survive Financially While Home schooling with Abena & Hubby (Homeschooling Family of 2) – One fo the biggest reasons families who want to home educate their children won’t, is simply due to finance, during this talk, we’ll discuss how you can financially survive while home schooling your children.

2:30pm – Homeschooling Alone Or As A Single Parent – Home educating can be challenging and doing it alone or as a single parent can be even more so, but it can be extremely rewarding for both you and your child, so discover practical tips to make it work, even when you have minimal support and multiple children.

3:30pm -Curriculums, Lesson Planning & Learning Resources For Homeschoolers with Leah Salmon (Homeschooling mother of 6)- Discover how to find the best materials in any subject to teach your children of any age, for free or paid for, on and offline and how the national curriculums can be used in homeschooling.

4:30pm – Home Education Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session Including Kay Johnston from The Nubian Ministry Of Education and others,


Children’s Learning Zone
There’ll be workshops every hour from 12:30pm – 5:30pm, from organisations like Destination Africa & more to be confirmed


Children’s Fun Zone
There’ll be face painting, a bouncy castle, chess, scrabble, arts & crafts and more to keep the children entertained during the day. 


Market Zone 
There’ll also be a marketplace of black owned businesses selling products and services to help your child’s homeschooling journey, plus healthy hot & cold food served all day. – Stall are £45.  Email to book one today.


We are looking for 3 main sponsors to support the event this year to help ensure we are able to deliver the best service to the community, Sponsorship includes extensive promotion before, during and after the event, featured on all marketing materials, a prime location stall, free tickets, logo on flyer, a slot to speak on the day & inclusion in the visitor goody bag and program. Must be booked by 29th August 2017. 


For more information or for general enquiries call Leah on 07957946947 or email


Many thanks, Please share and take care

Leah Salmon

The Teaching Our Own Team


Here’s some footage from previous years:



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