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.
The Parents Union attended the London launch of Parents Defending Education, a campaign by the Anti-Academies Alliance, on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Our view is neither pro- nor anti- academy – we are though very concerned about parents being cut out of the education debate more and more.
“Nick Gibbs is saying the absence is the thing which is causing the drop off in grades but the evidence doesn’t show this at all.” said Tom Melly, segment producer.
Noah Myers was fined for taking his son out of school for a couple of days to support a cousin participating in an international sporting event.