Randall and Mary Hardy have six adult children. The older ones attended a Christian school, whilst the younger three were home educated. When Ed Balls commissioned the Badman Review in 2009, they, like many other HE families, were quickly introduced to the world of political lobbying. They continued to monitor the political situation in subsequent years and found themselves having to devote more time to this with the introduction of Lord Soley’s Private Member’s Bill. Randall has managed to get two articles published on the TES website, questioning the prevailing “project fear” about home education.