Freelearners Community Interest Company was founded by four parents devoted to providing services for Oxfordshire children who learn outside of mainstream education.

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Outi Benson lives on the narrowboat Too-Ticky among an off-grid co-operative community of boat dwellers. Before leaving work to focus on children, land, writing and Freelearners, she worked as a Research Manager in mental health. She is passionate about creating environments and practices that support healthy humans, animals and plants.

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Kate McConaghy serves as administrator for Freelearners whilst raising two awesome alternative learners. She values community-centred education, physical movement and fresh air. Formerly, Kate was an Early Years practitioner specialising in challenging behaviours and special education needs. She had almost re-trained as a BSL interpreter when she realised she would be having her first child!

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Katie Palmer-Stevens is a theatre practitioner specialising in working with children and young adults.  She has worked for councils, in schools, with teachers, children with special needs , special schools and youth theatres.  She is intent on using her theatre skills to inspire learning about the STEM subjects and travels around giving science presentations to children as well as running workshops through Freelearners.