Do any of you out there have any knowledge, experience or advice you could please offer me about flexi-schooling?
We have just hit an uncomfortable brick wall with high school - basically, we asked school if our son could drop a G.C.S.E subject or two as we feel that doing the full amount is too many for him to cope with and we felt we would rather he done well in fewer subjects than not so well in too many. We really feel that doing all the G.C.S.Es will be too overwhelming for him. School said dropping a subject like this might be a possibility they may consider BUT if he does drop a subject, when he is not in classes he must go sit in the inclusion unit and...they cannot guarantee there will be any staff in there or that he would be supervised in there during these times.
We don't like the thought of him sitting in an unsupervised classroom for some of his regular school week.
So, we asked if school would consider flexi-schooling him instead. School responded immediately with a very final sounding 'NO' and said their reason for refusing this request is because 'flexi-schooling is illegal for all cases except if a child is temporarily ill and expected to return to school full time at some point in the future.'
Does anyone know if what school is telling us is right?
Or do you have any experience of your children or yourselves accessing flexi-schooling that you could share with me?
Thanks for your help and support everyone