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sorry daily mail link.... is this a good thing for H/E?

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ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 10-Oct-09 20:40:46

I don't H/E I am interested in it though (and not in a critical way)
have read this and wondered if it could work or is a good thing? there are things that I just don't have the skills to teach so if they could go to school for certain lessons that would be good surely or am I missing the point?

sickofsocalledexperts Sat 10-Oct-09 20:44:42

I would absolutely welcome the part inclusion at school and part time home ed for my autistic boy - was so excited when I read that Ed Balls was planning this...till I realised that a) it's not proposed till Sept 2011 and b) he probably won't be in power to implement it by then anyway. My boy needs the social side of school but learns far better one to one in the peace of our living room doing home ed. Maybe the Tories will steal the idea if they get in!

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 10-Oct-09 20:50:26

interesting you soundlike my friend, her little boy is autistic and as it turns out is her husband. BUT her husband went to a very victorian style boys school and he thrived, sitting in the same place every day, no socialisation whilst learning, regimented order.. he is a really successful well educated scientist.

She is trying to find a way of her son fitting into the more freeform way that the primary class room is today, more noisey less ordered.

I hope that this comes in time for some of your son's education if you feel it would help

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 10-Oct-09 20:51:45

interesting you soundlike my friend, her little boy is autistic and as it turns out is her husband. BUT her husband went to a very victorian style boys school and he thrived, sitting in the same place every day, no socialisation whilst learning, regimented order.. he is a really successful well educated scientist.

She is trying to find a way of her son fitting into the more freeform way that the primary class room is today, more noisey less ordered.

I hope that this comes in time for some of your son's education if you feel it would help

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 10-Oct-09 20:52:34

blush ohhh what is that all about blush sorry!

ommmward Sat 10-Oct-09 20:58:58

I think it's a hilarious article.

Back story:

the DCSF have been engaged on a campaign of harrassment against home educators - that's not too strong - read this time line of events ONLY COVERING THIS YEAR!!!

Badman's recommendations would allow LA staffers right of access to our homes without probable cause, and the right to forcibly interview our children alone without probable cause. Oh and the right to approve or disapprove of our educational provision depending on their prejudices. All horrible.

Now, 10 days before the consultation into the proposals closes (which I hope and trust hundreds of people will respond to with a resounding "no. Ed Balls, by the way, is a twat"), the government release a press release aimed at sugaring the pill - claiming that in 2011 they'll allow HEed children access to exam centres without charge, stuff like that. They are hoping that we'll all say "oh well in that case, of course you can take Fenella off into a room on her own and require her to "exhibit" to your dodgy staffers".

Instead, the daily mail, bless them, have leapt on the bit about extending flexischooling (lots of HEers would like flexi school arrangements at various stages in their lives, but since it's in the gift of the head teacher it's very rare - whether or not it's a good idea [smile at piscesmoon who thinks it is not] lots of people want it so they added that in their list of sugar coated carrots) and published an article which the daily mail readers all take as being an idea about school children being invited to go to school less rather than more. I think it's really funny. It's totally not a vote winner spun that way!!!

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 10-Oct-09 21:17:09

OMG Ommmward - I am glad I asked now, because I stupidly didn't know any of that..

sounded too good to be true!

ommmward Sat 10-Oct-09 21:27:41

If youhave ten mins to spare, Greyskull, just say no to every one of these questions here

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