"Channel 4 News Online reveals that the number of children being schooled at home has risen by more than 60% in the past 5 years.
More than 80% of education authorities reported hikes in the number of children being educated at home, according to the Freedom of Information (FoI) probe.
In one area the increase was as big as 800%; with campaigners blaming bullying, special needs provision and too many school tests as reasons for the national hike."
See the webpage here for more information. The story is repeated in the Independent
Also via Channel 4, we learn that all is going well for HEing Bev and Tiah who left a school that is has a policy of respecting pupils, a reputation for being tough on bullying and for having good pastoral care! Ho hum.