"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ensure that all parents are informed of their legal right to home educate their children."
"At the moment it is a closely guarded secret that all parents have the right to Home educate their children. We would like to see the government informing all parents of that right. We would also like to see the government ensuring that the LEA inspectors of Home Educators are pro Home education and have a knowledge of the different ways in which Home education can be delivered by parents. We also want it recognised that children vary in their abilities and that there is no way to gauge when a child will be proficient in any one area of learning." - Jacqueline Wood
Apart from its tacit approval/acknowledgment of 'LEA inspectors of Home Educators' I do agree with the above statement. I've lost count of the number of emails and phone calls I've received from local people whose children were pushed to the point of making suicide threats and/or becoming physically ill before the family was informed of their right to home educate.
Leo's proposed revision to the wording of Section 7 ("..at home or otherwise.") would neatly solve the problem in one move and would be fantastic to see - though sadly unlikely I think. Meanwhile, this petition might help to raise awareness of the situation if it receives enough signatures.