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Head Teachers talking parents into homeschooling troubled children.

Head Teachers talking parents into homeschooling troubled children.

Rogue head teachers are talking parents into homeschooling troubled children at risk of exclusion so their results do not count against the school, it is claimed.

Children's services bosses say a minority of heads in England are persuading parents to take on their child's education so as to avoid an exclusion on their record.

They are said to be worried about poor Ofsted inspections, league table positions and even losing their jobs because of academy takeovers.

The Association of Directors of Children's Services said they were concerned about the growth in elective home education "as an intervention", especially among pupils just ahead of sitting their GCSEs.

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