Children and families are being damaged by a rush to punish the parents, hitting parents who have children with special educational needs, disability and medical conditions. Guest post by Rona Epstein, Coventry University – take part in her survey.
The attendance issue is often characterised as being about selfish parents wanting cheap holidays. This is far from the truth.
The statement is addressed to school headteachers and governors and asks them to look again at the evidence behind the term-time attendance regulations.
Today the Chancellor has the opportunity to do something about funding for schools and local authorities but will he? Is anyone holding their breath?
East Sussex Council’s approach is an example of the widespread and growing level of misunderstanding around attendance policy.
Debt, employment and family problems aren’t just legal problems for the people who suffer them, they’re also stress & health problems
While the media will concentrate on how the big speeches go, for campaign groups like ours the useful bits are the exhibition stands, the fringe meetings and networking
Much as I miss the children, it’s great to return to the coalface at The Parents Union.
Parents are coming together to fund the battle against the unfair, indiscriminate and damaging impact of the 2013 term time attendance regulations and the increasingly draconian manner in which they are being applied.
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.