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Old 02-05-12, 15:37
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If you're in Fenland then watch out.

I have already put in my complaint to the council about this bit.

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Look forward to the first phone film of a HE kid telling the apparatchiks to desist!
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If it wasn't for all the rain, I'd be tempted to try to organise a park day in Chatteris just to get a load of home ed children into the correct area.
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We did that once in Dundee after receiving a friendly 'warning' from the council about a planned truancy sweep. Had we had more notice, we would have drafted in reinforcements from Fife and Angus.

It was all a damp squib for the council who had spent thousands on an ad campaign with the dubious title "Gonna No Dae That", since the day they chose coincided with half term week for the local private school. It was also an English half term week with visitors in the city from outside the area which rather spoiled their fun.

The Schoolhouse newsletter subsequently ran a "Gonna No Dae That" headline on an article pointing out that lies should not be told by councils and that school attendance was not a legal requirement.

My daughter was once stopped by one of these truancy patrols who were extremely pushy and refused to believe she was a university student, information she had willingly offered. She was 18 at the time and felt intimidated.

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