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.
We absolutely insist that the 2013 attendance regulations are repealed and that the State rolls back its intrusion into family life.
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.