Parents Celebrate Local Goverment Association Support
London, 24th October 2014: The Parents Want a Say Campaign are delighted that the Local Government Association, which represents councils across the country, are calling for the changes to term time holiday rules to be reversed. In a statement issued today the LGA asked for the ban on families taking their children of school during… Read more »
‘Sharp rise’ in parental fines for term-time holidays
The figures regarding how many fines that have been issued in each county in the uk is shocking. Please read more here.
Bedfordshire head teacher cancels term-time leave
Over the last few days there has been a story hot in the local media in Befordshire that a Head Teacher has been allowed to take time off during term time next year. She has now cancelled this. PWAS believe that if there were exceptional circumstances for this leave then she should have been allowed… Read more »
Prosecution dropped in school absence case
Today Liberty announced that Essex County Council has dropped its prosecution of James and Dana Haymore for failing to ensure their son “regularly attended school” on the basis of six days’ absence. The couple, originally from the US, were refused permission to take their son out of primary school for a family reunion in America… Read more »
Parents outrage as 100 children banned from school for wearing wrong shoes.
I know this isn’t about school attendance however we saw this on the Daily Mirrors website this morning and thought that we should highlight it on here as its a disgrace. The Government says for everyday the child is absent from school affects his education. Therefore why is it right for schools to be aloud… Read more »
Londoners are demanding the right to take younger children on holiday during school term time.
Londoners are demanding the right to take younger children on holiday during school term time, an exclusive poll reveals today. More than half — 54 per cent — think primary schools should allow them to whisk their children out of lessons for a family holiday, YouGov discovered. But almost as many (51 per cent) think… Read more »