OK, one vote each...

(325 Posts)
ClockWatchingLady Fri 07-Feb-14 21:55:10

Should schools/LEAs allow parents to take children out of school for a holiday (once per year, say) during term time?

There's been plenty of debate already, so let's just have a little show of hands so we can count up...

I say YES.

Euphemia Fri 07-Feb-14 21:56:02

YES

gordyslovesheep Fri 07-Feb-14 21:56:13

yes IF attendance is above 95%, it clashes with no exams, it's less than 10 days

Tuhlulah Fri 07-Feb-14 21:56:14

No

FutTheShuckUp Fri 07-Feb-14 21:56:27

Yup

MrsBungle Fri 07-Feb-14 21:57:21

Yes if it is not at sats/exam time

Bellini81 Fri 07-Feb-14 21:57:21

Yes

CuttingOutTheCrap Fri 07-Feb-14 21:57:30

No

AtYourCervix Fri 07-Feb-14 21:57:47

No

Annunziata Fri 07-Feb-14 21:58:06

No, but a holiday should be able to be granted on special circumstances (army families, bereavement, illness etc)

clareth Fri 07-Feb-14 21:58:12

We need a holiday..so yes

Twighlightsparkle Fri 07-Feb-14 21:58:14

NO, only because I don't agree with it every year, for a special occasion, a one off, yes but not an annual event.

Chippednailvarnish Fri 07-Feb-14 21:58:16

No

SavoyCabbage Fri 07-Feb-14 21:59:10

Yes

PatriciaHolm Fri 07-Feb-14 21:59:12

No. Only if there are very exceptional circumstances.

GoofyIsACow Fri 07-Feb-14 21:59:15

Not annually but YES

RhondaJean Fri 07-Feb-14 21:59:33

Yes.

Tbh I think this is such a piece of nonsense. I'm surprised there aren't more legal challenges to this type of PISH. I'd like to see someone take a test case as a breach of their right to family life as they cannot holiday at another time.

Wankers.

deakymom Fri 07-Feb-14 22:00:23

yes if you have high attendance and your above average in your work a week won't hurt you (im really not sure why everyone needs two weeks?) and if it doesnt clash with anything else

saying that my daughter loves school and would probably not want to leave for a holiday because "thats what the six weeks are for" and yes she did say that and she is 13...........and strange

volestair Fri 07-Feb-14 22:01:04

Yes but the parents have to pay for a summer school place to cover missed work

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Fri 07-Feb-14 22:01:10

No

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 07-Feb-14 22:01:39

Yes

AcrylicPlexiglass Fri 07-Feb-14 22:02:07

yes

WeeClype Fri 07-Feb-14 22:02:10

Yes!

My DC's learnt more about Egypt in a fortnight by going compared to what they would learn in a whole term.

I only ever take them out the last 2 weeks before the summer holidays tho.

DownstairsMixUp Fri 07-Feb-14 22:02:16

Yes as long as it's not with exam times and attendance is good.

YouTheCat Fri 07-Feb-14 22:02:29

Yes if it doesn't clash with exams/coursework deadlines and if it is less than a week. Also if attendance is good.

But tbh the worst offenders for term time holidays in our school are the ones whose attendance is generally really poor to start with.

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