I have just about had it with our local schools and teachers. I have 2 young boys of 8 & 9 and i have tolerated local government incompetence for long enough now, the teachers seem to teach to the lowest common denominator and any children causing disruption or bullying are simply left to get away with it just because its too much trouble for the school to deal with it, despite our vocal and written complaints, they have the "well its bound to happen" attitude and want to wash their hands as quickly as possible of any issues just as long as it means they dont have to actually do anything constructive, no wonder our country is turning into a chav haven. I have decided that rather than wait any longer for my children to be dragged down with all the others i am going to withdraw them from mainstream so called "education" and teach them at home, so that i know exactly what they are learning and if they have any weak points they can be resolved as soon as it becomes obvious. We can start and finish the day when we want to and if we decide that a museum visit would be beneficial to bring home the point of a subject we can arrange it on a day that suits us, we live near the South Downs and the sea so physical training wont be an issue. They both belong to things such as the cubs etc so their social side of things wont be affected and their friends are always welcome to drop round when they want a visit. I was wondering if anyone else in here was already doing the same thing and if they had any pointers that i might find handy as i'm starting out rather then finding out the hard way ? Thanks.