ENCOURAGING negotiations have taken place between a Lossiemouth father who pulled his son out of school and Moray Council.
David Ralph withdrew dyslexic son Aaron from St Gerardine Primary School over concerns at the level of support he was receiving.
Mr Ralph, of Coulardbank Road, has applied to home teach Aaron (11) for his last six months at primary school before he starts at Lossiemouth High.
Mr Ralph confirmed that discussions are ongoing with the education department.
"Discussions are going well and I have had a lot of support and understanding from the council," he said.
"We are trying to resolve the situation and there are negotiations about whether Aaron will go back to school or I teach him at home."
Any parent can choose to educate their child at home and they are not required to have any qualifications or training in order to deliver home education.
However, they must provide an efficient education that is suitable to the age, ability and aptitude of the child.
Parents must receive approval from the education authority before withdrawing their child from school and home educating them.
To read more on this story and find out how many children are home educated in Moray see 'The Northern Scot' print version.