Download Blackhen's Home Study Guide

To support families during this difficult time, Blackhen Education have designed a study guide to help parents and children with their online schooling. Whether you are already registered with Blackhen or not - this has been created for all who may benefit.


For detailed information on each of our courses,
please download our parent packs which contain course content
, fees and a registration form.

About Us

An English School Online

Welcome to Blackhen Education

Do you live abroad? Are you an English-speaking family? Do you want your child to maintain their English while living abroad? Are you interested in a simple and easy to access course, which can be completed at home or in school?

Blackhen Education is an online school founded in 2011, which caters to English-speaking children living abroad. We offer English language courses for students aged 4 to 16 years and British history courses for students aged 8 to 14 years.
Our courses are designed to follow the UK National Curriculum guidelines. Our tutors are fully qualified, experienced British teachers from both the primary and secondary sectors.

Why choose Blackhen Education?

UK Qualified Teachers
Initial Assessments
Individual Written Feedback
Flexible Start Dates
100% IGCSE Pass Rates
20% Discount for Siblings
Work From Home or School
UK Recognised Qualification for University
SEN Support
Over 10 Years Experience

Sue Aitken B.Ed (Hons) Cert.Ed

Sue is founder and director of Blackhen Education and has over 25 years teaching experience in the UK education system. She has been Head of Department and an A’Level examiner for Edexcel.

Andy Mackay BA (Hons) PGCE, CELTA

Andy has taught English and History for over 20 years in secondary schools in the UK and abroad. Andy’s role at Blackhen Education is as director of IGCSE English and KS3 History.

Karen Crichton B.Ed (Hons)

Karen is an experienced KS1 and KS2 primary school teacher, with experience of teaching English, being a school SENCO and a Child Protection Officer. Karen’s role at Blackhen Education is as a KS1, KS2 and KS3 tutor.

Emily Matheson BA (Hons) PGCE, CELTA

Emily is an experienced KS1 and KS2 primary school teacher, with experience of teaching both English and Foreign Languages in British primary schools. Emily’s role at Blackhen Education is as a KS2 and KS3 tutor.

Bernadette Whiteley BA (Hons) PGCE

Bernadette is an experienced KS1 and KS2 Primary school teacher. She is a literacy specialist, and has been an English Co-ordinator during her career. Bernadette’s role at Blackhen Education is as a KS2 and KS3 tutor.

Kate Monson-Davies BA (Hons) PGCE, TEFL

Kate is an experienced teacher of English at secondary level and in F.E. She has taught extensively in both France and the UK. Kate’s role at Blackhen Education is as a KS3 tutor.

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