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Define Fine: Barriers Affecting School Attendance

By |February 17th, 2021|

 DEFINE FINE :   School Attendance Difficulties  and Barriers Affecting School Attendance. Parents are responsible to ensure that their children receive a full-time education, either through Home Education or by sending them to school. Those who choose the school option are then legally required to ensure they attend regularly -which has recently been challenged

Skipping School Our work with NFIS Define Fine

By |February 5th, 2021|

http://definefine.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/NFIS-SKIPPING-SCHOOL-OUR-REALITY-SURVEY-RESULT.pdf My family were part of  Skipping School, a Dispatches documentary made with Anne Longfield, The Children's commissioner for England following her report of the same name.    We agreed to take part in the documentary because we wanted to highlight the difficulties of thousands of families like ours who had decided to Home

Dyslexia Awarenss -A Life Long Career and Campaign

By |October 17th, 2020|

October is a month when there are many raising awareness for various reasons.  Light it Red is happening in Australia and some other countries including England. If you are in England you can be excused for not knowing,  and not noticing,  as there has been extraordinarily little media attention, if at all. Did you

Is this Fii, or are school missing something?

By |October 17th, 2020|

What do parents do when they believe their child is struggling at school? Maybe they have noticed a change in mood or behaviour at home, less interest in hobbies, or club or friends, or theirhealth declining . It could getting harder and harder to get them into school, or perhaps they are not getting

Our Decision to try another way is Home Education

By |October 17th, 2020|

Most parents will have witnessed school refusal. They’ll have seen a child being carried, kicking and screaming into school and looked away, unsure how best to respond. So they ignore it. They won’t know what to say to the parent so they won’t mention it. We have been the school refusal parents. But our

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