Mr & Mrs Woods – Brentwood, Essex
Mr & Mrs Ugland – Wimbledon, London
Reverse the amendments to the term time family holiday rules under The Education (Pupil Regisration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1 September 2013.
These changes will adversely affect many families who cannot afford the cost of a holiday in school holidays. Also not all business can allow their staff to be off all at the same time therefore is the department of education now saying that children are not entitled to holidays with their parents anymore. I feel that most MPs in the Government had holidays with their parents when they were younger so why do they think they have the power to stop our children’s generation from enjoying the same lifestyle.
All children who have a good attendance record should be allowed the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their parents on an annual holiday of up to 10 days once per year.
Parents should not be criminalised for wanting to enjoy quality time with their family either for an affordable annual family holiday or any other reason, like funerals, weddings etc.
Why is this important?
These badly thought out changes will also adversely affect many businesses that rely upon holiday trade from Spring to Autumn.
Furthermore the cost of holidays in school holidays will sky rocket as a direct result of these changes.
The Government should reverse these amendments immediately. Put the responsibility of children back in the hands of the parents and not let the Department of Education think that they have the power to make decisions about our children for us.