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Is it illegal to take your kids on holiday during termtime? If so, then I hate this country.
they only get 13 weeks of holiday a year so it must be tough for parents to find time to take them away.
My folks were allowed to take my sister to New Zealand for 4 weeks last january out of school time as long as she kept up with work while she was away. It helped that two of those weeks were work experience which everyone else spent stacking shelves in ASDA and that my folks are both retired teachers anyway.
It's only bloody school
then get off the internet :D
be fined up to £100 quid for taking their kids out of school during term time. It's all down to the headmaster's / mistress' discetion, a valid reason is normally required as opposed to a week in Spain etc. This is why during the 6 week summer holidays travel companies / airlines hike up their prices by up to 3 / 4 times. Shocking and simply wrong.
as they are at peak time so holidays are more expensive.
my parents wouldn't have been able to take me on some of the holidays i went on if we could get a little time off school.
yes the children get 13 weeks off per year, but if all parents with children are forced to take their children on holiday during those weeks then there are a few issues.
Firstly, peak periods are even more busy, which means waiting around, queuing, more wasted time etc.
Then companies will be able to charge more during these times
If the parents gets 20 days holiday per year and they both work in offices with other parents who all want to take their holiday at the same time then it becomes very difficult to take a holiday.
And then weather issues, yeah, it's all dandy going to france in the summer, but if you want to go to Disney land (or whatever it is in florida) or somewhere then it's going to be stupidly humid, likewise in winter, not so good, and you'd probably want to go over Easter (as a week isn't enough) so you have a two week window, but you only get 20 days off and you can't get those days off.
I do however see that you shouldn't be taking children out fo education. but perhaps the parents should be allowed to get permission from the school, whereby they ensure that they do not miss out on any of the curriculum.
When you consider that
a) Schools punish kids for playing truant
b) Parents can potentially get sent to prison for repeatedly playing truant
it's hardly that much of a leap to think schools/the government won't take too kindly to people booking their kids two weeks off school...
and permission is often granted by the school. It just depends on the circumstances ie time of year (exams nearby? Beginning of term where the kid is likely to miss the start of new topics etc), age of the child is a factor, amount of time already taken off by the student that year, where the holiday is (educational trips are certainly more acceptable than a week in the costa de sol or whatever. Heads of school are rarely monsters when it comes to this situation but some parents do take the piss when it comes to taking their kids out of school for any little reason which obviously makes it harder for everybody else.
but it was just the convention of it really, they were never going to say no or kick me out or anything, plus it was in year 7 so i had no exams either. they might have kicked off if it was during my SATs or GCSEs.
even i did key stage 3 SAT exams!
i believe they even give year 2s SATs now.
q2. true or false, theo is a momo.
q4. where's wally?
q5. star square or triangle?
their kids out of school during school time. Holidays are more important than education? Fuck off. YOu've got about 12 weeks in which you can go on holiday: pick one of them.
rip everyone off and increase the prices of flights / holidays section of ABTA's guide to business practice it would seem. I'm not condoning it either but totally understsnd parents simply not being able to pay triple the usual price during the 6 week summer holidays / Easter etc.
schools are NOT on the whole concerned about education....they ARE concerned about meeting required targets......the two things are NOT necessarily the same
Depends what you mean by 'schools'. Most teachers I know (and I know a few) are VERY concerned about education. That applies to headmasters too. Do you mean local authorities? If so, in some cases, you may have a point.
That was half an hour ago. I think we could be due for one of the longest posts ever.
so long as this is met, they meet their targets. they aren't funded enough to care much more than that. my deeply autistic brother was forced to learn spanish and french because of it. he can barely write his name for fricks sake!
can he say anything in frnech or spanish now?
but he can probably still just about write his name.
i lost my starting place in the basketball team and never got it back. i hated my mum for that
friends are slamdunking properly.
(from your towering height)
He's called 'Karl'
You're like 5'10"?
i wen to one training after i got back, made the team AND almost got a hat trick. my education was so much better than yours!
but our basketball team (which i was also in the starting lineup for every game with) was pretty much the best around, we had game, we had so much gaem we even beat a team that had a south of england player and some district players. It was great, they were all over us, so we had Hang Time style huddles and changed up the game plan and destroyed them in the second half.
we won the cup in the first year. i was 12th man.
each batsman could add a maximum of 20 runs, and the batting order was reversed in the final, so i opened in the first, and came in at 10 in the second, we only won as i deliberately ran out the person i was batting with when he didn't run when i told him to run. one of the most tactical moves in sporting history!
Delayed reaction. *sigh*