I WOULD LIKE TO START A PETITION PREVENTING THE GOVERNMENT BRINGING NEW RULE PREVENTING FAMILIES TAKING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL DURING TERM TIME, WHY ARE WE ALL BEING PENALISED FOR THE PARENTS WHO ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TIME OFF WILLY NILLY AND THE PARENTS WHO ALLOW TRUANCY. MY CHILDREN HAVE 100% ATTENDANCE,BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE A TWO WEEK BREAK IN SCHOOL TERM BECAUSE OF COST AND BUSY RESORTS ETC IN SCHOOL HOLLS, MY CHILDREN WONT GET A HOLIDAY IF THIS LAW IS BROUGHT IN, I WOULDNT TAKE THEM IF SATS WERE INVOLVED, WHY CANT THE EDUCATION SECRETARY CONCENTRATE ON THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER LIKE OVER CROWDED SCHOOLS ETC.
Obviously your kids don't have 100% attendance then, do they? And actually, it does matter - if everyone did it there would be kids missing all over the place, no-one would get access to the full curriculum and teacher's would have no idea who had learnt what. We already get 13 weeks school holidays a year (that's a quarter of the year) - why should you be entitled to a further 2 weeks just because you don't want to pay the price? And to say your kids won't get a holiday is rubbish - they DO get a holiday, they get 13 weeks off school!
Ermmm - what do I do OP, my DH is a teacher so we can't take holiday in term time! Can I start a petition to allow teachers to take extra time off so that we can get a holiday that is cheaper and less crowded?!!
As far as I can see he is trying to make it so that headteachers don't have to decide if the 10 days some people are taking is "authorised" or not. The 10 days was always supposed to be for funerals etc, but as we all know, most people use it for holidays. You'll still be able to take the 10 days but it will go down as unauthorised.
WE ARE SKINT BUT CAN AFFORD TO HOLIDAY OUT OF TERM TIME. WE SHOP AROUND FOR GOOD DEALS AND BOOK AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE. WE ARE GOING CAMPING THIS YEAR SO WE CAN AFFORD EGYPT NEXT YEAR. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
I'M GOING TO SHOUT TOO!!!! MY CHILDREN'S EDUCATION IS HUGELY IMPORTANT TO ME AND I KNOW I'M DOING THEM NO FAVOURS AT ALL BY PREVENTING THEM FROM ATTENDING SCHOOL FOR FRIVOLOUS REASONS. SO WE DON'T TAKE THE HOLIDAYS THAT WE WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO AFFORD IN TERMTIME - WE PICK WHAT WE CAN AFFORD WHEN THEY'RE OUT OF SCHOOL. MY CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED TO WRITE IN LOWER CASE LETTERS (PERHAPS YOU MISSED THAT FORTNIGHT OF SCHOOL BECAUSE YOU WERE ON HOLIDAY).