My daughter said to me, 'what a shame we have left primary school; you would have had chance to keep us at home'.
I kept mine out of school for more than a year of primary school to avoid the oppressive curriculum and testing regime, and this was years ago. I had two of them start late to comply with the letter of the law, and the other one went part time for as long as the school would tolerate it. I refused to allow them to do SATs practice at home, and tried very hard to stop my youngest doing level 6 SATs but felt sorry for the teacher in the end who would have been downmarked for not 'stretching' (hate word) the 'most able' (2 more hate words).
There was such a lot of guff being spoken from right wing think-tank types on R4 yesterday about children 'needing' to be tested at 6 or they would 'never' be able to cope with their GCSEs at 16, and about parents 'over-protecting' their children (age 6 - whatever next!) that I had to turn the coverage off or I might have either hit something or had a blood pressure crisis.
If I had a primary age child now I would home educate, absolutely without a doubt. I fear for the mental health of these young people, and at a time when mental health provision in this country is beyond inadequate. Nicky Morgan and Nick Gibb will go down in history as worthy successors to Michael Gove.