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ShiningArmour Wed 26-Apr-17 17:56:05

I'm seriously considering home ed for my 2 HFA dcs who are really struggling with school at the moment. I'm looking for advice on how to de register and what to do next, if I choose this path. TIA.

purplehonesty Wed 26-Apr-17 22:06:02

Bump for you

Why are they struggling?

ShiningArmour Wed 26-Apr-17 22:48:26

Thank you purple
Massive anxieties and sometimes school refusal. They find school stressful, the social complexities, large classes, worried about being asked questions. They mask well at school and let loose at home. They hate school and keep asking to be home schooled. My main concern is their mental wellbeing.

user1471537877 Thu 27-Apr-17 09:14:24

Hi Shining

DD is an extremely anxious aspie, we removed her from a bricks and mortar school two years ago when she started self harming to cope

Without the pressure she has blossomed and thrived, there seems to be no easy route for young people like ours

DD attends interhigh from home, for her the structure and routine without pressure to conform works well and she will take igces in 2 years

ShiningArmour Thu 27-Apr-17 12:04:08

Thank you, very interesting.

purplehonesty Thu 27-Apr-17 16:15:58

There are some really good home ed groups on Facebook
Why not try and find a local one and go along to a meet up? Or contact some of the parents and chat it over.

TanteJeanne Thu 27-Apr-17 16:22:27

Do your DCs have any support for their anxiety? My DS1 was an anxious school refuser but CAMHS diagnosed separation anxiety. With help, he has stabilised and now attends school normally. Whether or not you Home School, some support for their anxiety might help them.

ShiningArmour Mon 08-May-17 19:57:44

Well, after school refusing for the last couple of weeks it looks like I'm going to have to home school.

ShiningArmour Mon 08-May-17 20:21:04

Any advice on how to de register would be most welcome.

ommmward Mon 08-May-17 23:03:17

There are template letters on the Edyourself website, also on the education otherwise website. Send recorded delivery or via email, or drop it in to school and ask for a receipt. Anything that gives a record of it having happened ☺ that's all! The school then tells the LA. Nb, that's for England and wales, a bit different in Scotland.

ShiningArmour Tue 09-May-17 11:02:45

I've found the template of a letter on home ed website, am doing it Friday. I really hope I can pull this off, I can't sleep for worrying about it, full of self doubt. However, I know I'm doing the best thing for my dcs mental health and emotional wellbeing, that's the main thing, not seeing my dc so anxious and distressed sad

ShiningArmour Wed 10-May-17 18:53:54

Feeling more positive today, my mum has been very supportive and will assist if I need it, am informing the school Friday.

iwishiwasrichandthin Fri 12-May-17 06:16:13

Is there an interhigh equivalent for primary aged children.

Good luck op we too. Are de registering this week.

ShiningArmour Tue 16-May-17 12:22:03

I've done it! Dcs officially deregistered smile
Any tips on how to put together some sort of education plan would be much appreciated.

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