Will you let children go on holiday?

You can’t have missed the recent media attention paid to parents who take their children out of school to go on holiday during term time.

Here is a selection of articles you may like to look at to help you decide what action your school should take.

House of Commons Research Briefing explaining that children are out of school for 175 days of the year. Holidays during term time


Article from a parent ‘If you took a holiday’


Video from ‘This Morning’ 16th May ‘I decide when my children go on holiday’


An article from the Guardian ‘Back off parents. Let teachers do their jobs’

There have been some great conversations over on the Facebook page ‘School Governors UK’ where you can see what others thought of these articles.


As a GB will you authorize holidays?

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