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To think ONE holiday ONCE in term time should be allowed

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SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:02:12

Basically we booked to go away on a Sun Break (don't buy and newspaper but did buy for the vouchers) and only date we were given was next weekend .. We didn't think it would cause a major problem as my older two , when younger, came on two such holidays with us with no problems .. Now though Im given a letter (with a form to fill in) and letter says if permission is denied Id be liable to a fine or court action .. Some will say we have had six weeks for holidays, which is true, but Im on a limited income as only me and my boys and term time holidays are very expensive and I want them to at least have one holiday away . . This will not be a regular thing . ,probably won;t go again in term time.

To be more reasonable I have said if Homework is given I will make sure it is done and ready to be handed in on Tuesday

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:02:46

When I saw We I mean me and my Mum who is coming with us .

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:03:40

Aggh made a pigs ear of this , , Holiday time holidays are expensive.

BoundandRebound Mon 09-Sep-13 16:04:58

Yes unreasonable I'm afraid

ouryve Mon 09-Sep-13 16:05:08

I know people see a holiday as a basic right, but it's not. Whatever your income.

pudcat Mon 09-Sep-13 16:05:54

If you work put on the form that this is the only time you are allowed off.

DidoTheDodo Mon 09-Sep-13 16:05:57

I suppose it does look reasonable just the once...but what if every family did this. In a class of 30 children there'd have to be an awful lot of repeating of lessons and catching up to do.

Being without children, I choose my holiday time in term time just for the peace and quiet!

And another thing, my daughter is a teacher. Is it ok if she skips school for a week every year so we can go on holiday together?

Sirzy Mon 09-Sep-13 16:06:19

I am a bit confused. How many days is it you are wanting to go for?

If reads to me like you are just going away for the weekend?

ILetHimKeep20Quid Mon 09-Sep-13 16:06:21

I don't think you are being unreasonable at all.

Take your kids, enjoy your break and don't make a habit of it!

Fifi2406 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:06:55

I agree in some circumstances where families cant afford to go in the summer holidays because prices get bumped up...but one rule for everyone is only fair so you're being half unreasonable IMO

redskyatnight Mon 09-Sep-13 16:07:58

If you're only going for the weekend, why do they need time off school (confused). IF it's for longer, then it's really not a great time- just after school has started for the year.

BrokenSunglasses Mon 09-Sep-13 16:08:26

YABU, and I don't know how you think that getting them to do homework makes you more reasonable. You are meant to make sure they do their homework on time anyway!

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:09:22

It is from Friday to Monday ..

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:09:59

Ok. No need to go foaming at me . .I simply asked a question !

Sirzy Mon 09-Sep-13 16:10:19

How far away is it? Could you not just go after school on friday and travel back late on Sunday?

Not ideal but given that you can often only get into such caravans after 4pm and have to be out by 10am you wouldn't be missing that much really.

Tee2072 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:10:30


By law your kids have to be in school.

There is no law guaranteeing you a holiday.

If you can't afford to go, you don't go.

It's not a hard concept.

ILetHimKeep20Quid Mon 09-Sep-13 16:11:14

People do like to froth about this, but it's really a non issue.

Floggingmolly Mon 09-Sep-13 16:12:25

The clue is in the name, isn't it? Term Time. As opposed to School Holidays. confused

MamaTo3Boys Mon 09-Sep-13 16:13:10

I agree! All our holidays have been put off completely for the next few years as I just can't afford to go through the summer hols. So my children aren't going to experience a fun kids holiday. They've never actually been on holiday before as again, I just couldn't afford. I've been saving for 2 years to take them and now I'm not allowed sad

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:13:51

Shouldn't even have asked , Should have expected the Holier than Thou replies from a lot of you . . Well I guess you have DHs or DPs who earn megamoney so can go away anywhere during holidays . .. Don't think Ill bother to come on here again , , full of Saints !

ThePinkOcelot Mon 09-Sep-13 16:14:15

Just go and enjoy yourself. You are talking about two days here. They aren't going to miss much in that time. This new rule is pathetic IMO.

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 09-Sep-13 16:14:23

And this is why there is a mysterious rise in the numbers of entire families going down with vomiting and diarrhoea which strangely starts on Sunday late afternoons, when they were about to come back from a weekend away.

Sirzy Mon 09-Sep-13 16:14:58

You asked in AIBU, and about a topic which very much divides opinion. You can't expect everyone to agree with you!

SilverStreak7 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:15:29

I hope you get on that holiday one day MamaTo3Boys

LaurieFairyCake Mon 09-Sep-13 16:15:47

No it's a daft idea.

If everyone did it it would make classroom work impossible for the teachers

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