Word of the Week – School


This week the kids returned to school after half term….well, the girls did. The Little Man is not going back. We went to the school for a meeting on Monday and although they tried to talk us in to sending him back, we asked for a few more days to decide. Yesterday we de-registered him from the school.  We have applied to another school nearby but they will have to let us know when they can take him. The forms are completed and we have our fingers crossed. In the meantime I am going to home educate him.

I explained more about why we don’t want him to return to his school in this post, School Days Trials and Tribulations part four – Karma. What really nailed it for us was the meeting on Monday. We were told that everything was being done to keep him safe but he often made the wrong choices by hiding in corners or under tables where the teacher finds it difficult to see what’s going on. So, because my son is so scared of being hurt he is hiding from the bullies and this is his fault somehow!

Home Educating

I am hoping he gets into a new school soon but I won’t mind home educating him for a while, even if it’s up until the end of term. When Star was off school for eleven months with her neck problem she had a home tutor and I picked up a lot from her. In fact, Star was only a little older than the Little Man is now, so I have a good idea of what I will be doing. I’m even a little bit excited (remind of this when I’m totally fed up of him refusing to work for me and I’m moaning about never having any time for myself!)


The Reading Residence




  1. June 8, 2018 / 11:10 am

    It sounds like the school has really let you and your boy down….You have made the right decision by removing him and going for a different school…Have fun with the home educating. x

  2. June 8, 2018 / 11:23 am

    What a big decision, but it sounds like absolutely the right one, reading your other posts and knowing Little Man’s been struggling for a while and the lack of support at school. So frustrating that you have to do this, but it’s good that Little Man’s now OK with it and you’re even looking forward to it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. June 8, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    So many people are taking the same decision as you lately, it’s wrong that the school has let your little man down so badly. Best of luck on your home education journey x

  4. June 8, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Sounds like home education is the right choice for Little Man at the moment – so sorry to read about him being on the receiving end of bullying and it doesn’t sound like his school have been particularly helpful. Hopefully the other school will be able to take him but hope you enjoy home educating him in the meantime. I loved being able to home school Jessica during the half-term that she was recovering from her surgery x #WotW

  5. June 10, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    I’m sure removing him from the school was a big decision, but it definitely sounds like the right one for you and your family at this time – I can understand why you’re frustrated with the school also. Best of luck going down the home education route for now, and fingers crossed it all pans out how you hope in the end. #WotW

  6. June 14, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Omg Anne we have done exactly the same we took Joe out a couple of weeks ago, what is wrong with schools why dont they want to deal with it? We have a duty to our children as parents to protect them and trust our instinct. I totally know I dod the right thing and I am sure you have too. x

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