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bloss Thu 05-Feb-09 19:42:21

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Kayteee Thu 05-Feb-09 19:46:05

It's down to the Head. If he/she willing then it's fine. Defo legal, but really depends on the Head. hth
It's called flexi-schooling.

AnarchyHeart Thu 05-Feb-09 19:47:43

You can, but only with the agreement of the head, which is not often forthcoming from what I have heard.


The way most people I know get round it is by registering their DC as nomadic which gives you the freedom to take them out for extended periods without notice, and to enrol them in other schools/areas on a temporary basis. But this requires you to show a clear commitment to a travelling lifestyle as a way of life, not a hobby, and some LEAs are very strict about how they interpret this.

Can you not fully HE until you find a school you are happy with?

bloss Thu 05-Feb-09 19:47:55

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bloss Thu 05-Feb-09 19:48:28

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AnarchyHeart Thu 05-Feb-09 19:56:39

Ah - sorry, wasn't sure.

Try the head, but be armed wih the full legal facts and a plan for exactly how you'd make it work. How old is she?

Good luck!

bloss Thu 05-Feb-09 20:08:10

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julienoshoes Thu 05-Feb-09 20:34:41

Do you have a helpful granny/other family member who can help out? That way maybe you could deregister her until the alternative is available.
Other home educators I know use child minders/au pairs-but as you are already going to be living on bread and water, this may not be feasible.
However a granny etc can be involved in taking your dd to home ed meetings/out to museums/galleries/home ed workshops whilst you work. Even if they felt they were just baby sitting, they couldn't help but be involved in her education-my mother was brill helping the children learning to cook and to do crafty stuff. She was also around if needed just to be there whilst they were getting their own education on things they were interested in, on the PC/watching TV/DVDs.
And you are quite right home education simply doesn't have to take place in term time between the hours of 9-3!

bloss Thu 05-Feb-09 20:45:56

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