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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 13:39:55 »

my opinion, the fuss made over taking your kids out of school is overblown bollocks. They aren't going to ruin their future by missing a weeks schooling, particularly the last week of a term. The fines are a good scam, not that the schools have much say in this.

Obviously using common sense - it may not be great for GCSE or right before year 6 SATS*

Its a bugger having a teacher for a wife though, not quite so easy..

* not that SATs mean much, but some secondary schools do use them for initial streaming purposes.
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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 20:47:33 »

At my school it's kind of at the discretion of the head so if you don't take the piss generally and don't have a ton of days off sick or unauthorised absences then she will authorise holidays.
It's doesn't help the school to have a ton of unauthorised absences.
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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 20:54:35 »

I didn't say I approved just that there are ways around the unfairness

 To be fair the only unfairness is the rip off prices in term time in comparison.
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« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 20:55:33 »

Its a fucking stupid rule, Im sure i speak for pretty much everyone on here that when we were kids our parents would take us out of school for a week for a holiday and it was perfectly acceptable then.
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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 20:56:31 »

To be fair the only unfairness is the rip off prices in term time in comparison.

Not unfair at all, simply supply and demand.
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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:00:12 »

As someone who works in a primary school, Some parents seem to view school as a childminding service whilst they are at work, rather than vital education though?

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:03:01 »

When are summer holidays out of interest?
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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:04:26 »

Its a fucking stupid rule, Im sure i speak for pretty much everyone on here that when we were kids our parents would take us out of school for a week for a holiday and it was perfectly acceptable then.

I went to florida for 3 weeks when i was at school

FUCK EDUCATION

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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:05:03 »

I went to florida for 3 weeks when i was at school

FUCK EDUCATION

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« Reply #25 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:15:28 »

Not unfair at all, simply supply and demand.

Maybe so. But for holiday companies to penalise families during school holiday periods does smack of profiteering. I remember during a cheap Sun holiday looking a the price of the exact same caravan during the summer......1200 per week.....for a caravan in Cornwall.....there has to be a better way to even out costs for all and for holiday companies to still make a reasonable profit, surely?

IMO, depending on where you go, there is educational value in a holiday too.
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« Reply #26 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:23:14 »

When are summer holidays out of interest?

Now!
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« Reply #27 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:25:45 »

Now!

Well I meant when do they finish?

We're going on holiday first 2 weeks of September.
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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:27:49 »

Most schools go back 1st Sept
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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 21:29:53 »

Most schools go back 1st Sept

Excellent, thanks.
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