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Our first poster has been inspired by an 'Anti-Truancy Campaign' by Lewisham Council, but can be used anywhere.

Wording on Poster No.1: (the layout is a little different on the actual poster)

CHILDREN DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL AT ALL!

SECTION 7 EDUCATION ACT 1996 - Compulsory Education
The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable - (a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and (b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.
Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Otherwise means that like approximately 140,000 other parents, you can legally educate your children at home!

Home Educated Children who are NOT registered at school, have every right to be out and about during school hours and they or their carers should NOT be harassed by police or Local Education Authority Officials. If you or your child have been detained or questioned while you are lawfully going about your business, complain. You are not breaking the law. Write to your local Chief Constable or the Police Complaints Commission or The Local Education Ombudsman. Contact the local paper, radio or TV station, your MP and Local Councillors and complain!

If you want to Home Educate there are legal requirements - to find out more, see the website below.

www.free-range-education.co.uk

If you want copies of this poster, you can download them from the above website or write to:

Choice in Education, PO Box 20284, London NW1 3WY

Please enclose several, loose postage stamps to cover the cost of printing your posters

If you want to find out more about issues that are important to home educators and make contact with other home educating families - subscribe to the Choice in Education newsletter - details from the website and address above.

PLEASE USE THESE POSTERS RESPONSIBLY - DO NOT PUT ONE UP WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Download the above .rtf A4, Poster No.1

Download two .rtf A5 posters on A4 landscape.

There will be postcard sized ones available soon and a more subdued poster.

If you don't have a printer write, stating which posters you want to:
Choice in Education, PO Box 20284, London NW1 3WY
Please enclose a SAE and several, loose postage stamps to cover the cost of printing your posters. Choice in Education also provide credit card sized 'Truancy Information Cards' for children to carry. See http://www.choiceineducation.org.uk/ for more details.

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