Thursday, 6 April 2017

Taking kids out of school in term time

Doesn't affect me, but I saw this

And when the case was heard at the Supreme Court earlier this year, the local authority argued that an unauthorised absence "for even a single day, or even half a day" could be unlawful.

Back when I was in school, there was a lot of truancy. If they've cracked down on this then fine, but if we have kids bunking off once a week and no prosecutions, and then we have kids with 90+% whose parents are prosecuted for a week out then we're doing it wrong.

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