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I can't take dc out of school in term time but...

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Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:12:54

They have had the last two Fridays off.

They had a weeks trip which included an entire day at a theme park and a day shopping.

They've had two fun theme days.

Tomorrow they are spending an entire day again at a theme park again which means those left behind who can't afford like my dc will watch dvds all day.

I know iabu but angry

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:15:59

That's in the last three weeks btw.

Mutt Sun 12-Jul-15 13:16:39

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Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:18:40

I thought they couldn't leave kids out, whose parents can't afford trips.

Anyway, I take mine out of school on occasion. So day trips don't bother me. But an odd day here and there isn't the same as a week off

Branleuse Sun 12-Jul-15 13:19:35

thats because children belong to the school and the government, not you. Get the hell over it

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:20:55

The whole school has been off on the two Fridays, the whole school have done the two fun days, the whole school are going on the theme park trip (if you want to and can afford)
The week long trip was relevant to child's year but I am aware the other years have also been on very similar trips in the last couple of weeks.

Tooooooohot Sun 12-Jul-15 13:21:36

Just let him stay home in these days then..,, no big deal. How old is he?

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:23:26

teabag it's not an educational trip it's basically a jolly to the seaside and a day at the theme park so I'm not sure where you would stand.

Bogeyface Sun 12-Jul-15 13:25:14

I get pissed off with this.

DD is senior school age and come down like a ton of bricks on anyone who takes them out of school even for a day, yet this week there a no lessons just fun stuff. Which would be ok, but if I said I wanted to take her away this week I would find myself with a massive fine!

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:26:02

toohoot we have been told they have to be in.

Thursday they had a fun day
Friday there were off
Monday they are watching dvds.

I could have booked a cheap long weekend deal and gone Wednesday night!

Tooooooohot Sun 12-Jul-15 13:28:12

Then you should have done so and reported ds as sick.

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 13:29:37

oh I forgot Wednesday was sports day. the whole school were out all day and dc ran 1 100m race and sat around rest of the day.

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:29:56

I didn't say I thought it was an educational trip.

I just said the odd day here and there for days out wouldn't bother me and isn't the same as a week off. Which is why schools can do this and still say no to holidays.

I don't agree, at a, with the no term time holiday rules anyway. It pisses me off. Especially when they do bugger all in the last few weeks. But I don't think you can compare days trips with holidays.

I get where you are coming from and agree to an extent. Just trying to badly explain why schools get away with it and parents don't.

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:33:01

Dds school have barely done any academic work since she did her sats in May. We have just had fitness fortnight (so sports all day everyday for 2 weeks) most of which dd isn't interested in. A few weeks preparing and end of term play and next week is DVDs, a day trip and leaver assembly. I was half tempted to take her away, except (because she is leaving there this year) she really wanted to stay with her friends a few more days.

Is been pointless.

Mutt Sun 12-Jul-15 13:33:39

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Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:34:35

Life was actually eaiser when we home schooled....damn dd for wanting to go to school grin

Mutt Sun 12-Jul-15 13:36:17

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ltk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:37:50

What Branleuse said. You seem to think this child is yours. You can fuck right off with that attitude. You chose to send them to school, so you chose to let the DoE raise them.

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:38:08

mutt so because some kids parents don't do fun stuff, the school stops people taking their kids away in term time to justify doing the fun stuff for these kids?

LooksLikeImStuckHere Sun 12-Jul-15 13:38:33

I don't understand why there are schools doing DVD days when there is still a week and a bit to go. confused

We're still working in my class (Y2) though we may let them have a DVD on the last day and we have some fun (but still educational) things planned as part of our topic.

Mutt Sun 12-Jul-15 13:47:47

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maddy68 Sun 12-Jul-15 13:50:11

I'm a teacher. We agree smile
Who would know if your child was poorly?
It's the government not schools

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 13:59:57

mutt I am sorry I am not following you.

maddy you are right. We have never had problems with the school, when taking her out and I imagine they wouldn't mind if kids missed this time of year.

Teachers at our are obviously ready to finish school. Dd has slowly started finishing earlier. They used to come out at 3.25pm, last week it was about 3.10pm

Exactopposite Sun 12-Jul-15 14:00:28

sorry teabag what I meant is I'm not sure if schools obligation to take children who can't pay extends to fun trips that are for treats and not intended to be educational.

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 12-Jul-15 14:04:10

exact not sure. Dds trip this week is the leavers trip and the letter we got was the usual letter stating they were asking for a contribution and suggested £15 , rather than 'it costs this much anyone not paying can't go'

So I just assumed that the rule applies to all trips. I maybe wrong though.

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