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cheeryface Thu 02-Dec-10 10:49:59

after starting secondary school and suffering a lot of upset my son was punched in the face on Monday.
i have decided to keep him at home until or if the school can sort things out.

i havent much clue about home ed but have been doing my best to teach him some things while hes at home.

i would like to do something today that will interest him outside in the snow! as we have already done an hour of french. in fact he scored 1 out 0f 20 in his french test after 3 months and he has now just scored 20 /20 on the same test !

is there some way i can make a trip to the park aducational ?

any help would be really appreciated

tethersjinglebellend Thu 02-Dec-10 10:53:18

Go and have some fun in the park. He sounds like he deserves it smile

cheeryface Thu 02-Dec-10 12:18:00

ye, i think hes already learnt more in 2 days than he has in 3 months at school.

BrandyButterPie Thu 02-Dec-10 12:47:17

Have fun, and if he asks questions, answer them, or even better, help him to find out the answer

BrandyButterPie Thu 02-Dec-10 12:47:35

If he doesn't ask questions, it's PE...

Saracen Thu 02-Dec-10 14:59:50

"If he doesn't ask questions, it's PE..."
grin That's it!

You've done more than three months' worth of French already. It isn't your fault it only took an hour.

Many HE families only do an hour a day of formal education (if any) and find, as you have, that the one-to-one attention makes it more valuable than a whole day at school. It's one reason why some people like to home educate, so their children have more time to do other things.

Have fun!

cheeryface Thu 02-Dec-10 15:14:57

i told him it was pe, we were actually knackerd by the time we finished sledding down them hills hehe

NotAnotherBrick Fri 03-Dec-10 08:01:57

Lot's of science and maths thinkin involved in sledding, even if you're not verbalising it!

NotAnotherBrick Fri 03-Dec-10 08:02:44

*lots hmm

Tarenath Fri 03-Dec-10 12:15:51

You'd be amazed at just how much educational stuff is involved in everyday playing.
For instance, my 3 year old is currently in his bedroom playing with his trains. So far I've heard him count out the trains, work out measurements and angles (short and long pieces)for building the track, including road bridges. Fine motor skills, actually putting it together. A little bit of speed and velocity calculations for the train crashes hmm And just now he's employed social and teamwork skills by asking for help putting a bit back together. Not to mention the creativity to actually put the whole story together!

cheeryface Fri 03-Dec-10 12:37:44

aw bless him , my son is 11 , i miss the playing with trains days lol

throckenholt Sat 04-Dec-10 11:36:35

just a comment - have you formally removed him from school ? If not by keeping him at home you could be accused of truanting etc.

HE might well be a good way forward for you - but just make sure you don't start off on the wrong foot by getting caught up in the Education Welfare Officer system.

cheeryface Sun 05-Dec-10 14:57:21

no , i am keeping him home until the school deal with things. he has been threatend , insulted and now punched in the face.
i have phoned the school and told them every morning since that this is what i intend to do and i keep getting told someone will call me back and then they dont.

surely i wont be in trouble for keeping him home in these circumstances will i ?

they have failed to provide a sfe learning environment hasve they not ?

throckenholt Mon 06-Dec-10 07:25:02

It sounds like your child certainly has a problem at the current school. If I were you I would formally write to the head, and copy to the head of governors. Just to give yourself a paper trail and cover yourself.

Because technically you are not HE at present - you are part of the school system and your child is not attending so I would presume the system would kick in there.

If you aren't getting any response from the school then maybe contacting the LEA would also help.

HE may well be a solution for you, or a change of schools - but whichever is the one you choose - you need to do it formally - you can't just opt out without telling anyone.

I think there are previous threads with advice about this which have been bumped recently.

betelguese Mon 06-Dec-10 10:54:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

betelguese Mon 06-Dec-10 11:02:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cheeryface Mon 06-Dec-10 22:19:18

thankyou smile

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