MPs debate term time holidays today – for the 3rd time

We need a new way of looking at education and it starts by reversing the regulations on term time holiday, so we see the child and not the formula.

image: www.countrywives.co.uk
image: www.countrywives.co.uk

The term time holiday debate is often regarded as peripheral, not really a serious issue, yet it exemplifies very serious issues:  for example the policy making culture within the Conservative party, a pervasive social bias, the relationship between the state and the individual, the use of large data to determine the subjective life experience of individual people, the ineffectiveness of our Parliamentary system and the increasing powerlessness of a single controlling mechanism to deal with a complex modern society.

I’m not going to explore all these now – train to catch and all that. Instead I’ll give you a link to our briefing for MPs for the debate today which is produced in conjunction with Parents Want A Say – and this, the final remaining piece of “evidence” used by the Department for Education to justify a policy which has seen over 151,000 parents fined and 21,000 court cases:

DfE formulae establishing a link between attendance and attainment
DfE formulae establishing a link between attendance and attainment

We need a new way of looking at education and it starts by reversing the regulations on term time holiday, so we see the child and not the formula.

 

 

One thought on “MPs debate term time holidays today – for the 3rd time”

  1. Please make this Union a legally recognised representative body for all Parents like a workers Union, you could charge monthly or yearly subscriptions and be the ‘Voice’ against the system that’s desperately needed for Parents… Take back control!

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