or if you prefer a condensed version....
The Children, Schools and Families Bill is set to complete its remaining stages in the Lords. The government has dropped several of the key measures from the bill owing to opposition demands, including: guarantees of one to one tuition for children who fall behind, mandatory sex education for those over 15 and a new registration system for home-educated children. Historically the government is forced to make concessions to opposition parties during the so-called "wash-up" period to ensure that its legislation is passed before Parliament breaks up for the general election. The provisions that remain in the bill are concerned with special education needs pupils, excluded pupils and allow greater access to the media in Family Court proceedings. "
I cannot tell you how much sleep I have lost over this issue. It feels like the last year has been one consultation/petition etc after another. I really feel like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have fought so hard and who have helped us - without people like them my despair at times would have been absolute.
It is so nice to know that we can continue to educate our child in a way that works for him.