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Just wondering if your still fined for taking your children out of school as I was thinking of booking a holiday in term time to save a few quid. Read More
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Just wondering if your still fined for taking your children out of school as I was thinking of booking a holiday in term time to save a few quid.
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Yes you definitely are fined if you do it in term time.. if they are off school for medical reasons then you need to get a sick note basically from the doctors.. a few days they won't look into but more then that they would .
Ps on the schools website it might tell you their terms but if not you should be able to find info on it from google

Edited By: LeahMinttoutou on Feb 07, 2017 23:42
#2
Your kid's education is worth a few quid?
#5
Yes you are, and rightly so
#6
My parents usually took me out of school on the last week of final term. It didn't affect me in the slightest. My folks consulted the school before hand. I can't see why it's such a big deal.
#7
You're not your. Maybe you should go to school with them? ;)
#8
You would all be up in arms if the teacher took a week off during term time to go on hols :)
#9
all you have to do is arrange a meeting with the school and say someone's ill and your going to visit them for a week and you'll get the time off approved. That's what I've been told.
#10
memmmememe
You would all be up in arms if the teacher took a week off during term time to go on hols :)


I think teachers should be allowed to take holidays in term time . Substitute teachers are brought in to cover maternity ,illness ,training etc so why not a holiday ? I am a shift worker working weekends bank holidays etc so feel employers should be a lot more flexible in their approach to granting workers holidays , after all most people spend quality time with their families whilst on holiday
#11
0901salmoc
all you have to do is arrange a meeting with the school and say someone's ill and your going to visit them for a week and you'll get the time off approved. That's what I've been told.
Yeah and the kids come back with a sun tan and tell their teacher all about how good a time they had on holiday. X)
#12
My local authority just clarified its position. If attendance is at 90% they wont be issuing fines.
So might be worth talking to your county council to get thier stance on the matter.

Source
http://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2103946/term-time-holiday---north-yorkshire-rules-relaxed-a-bit/
#13
If they have good attendance and less than 3 days off then they won't issue fines according to my local authority.

That will probably change when we find out the court ruling.

Edited By: shauneco on Feb 08, 2017 08:47
#14
Alethia
Your kid's education is worth a few quid?


theres always one isn't there !

there is a big difference between allowing your child a week off school to potentially save yourself £500, to giving them a month off school to save a fiver !

yes education is very important, i regularly allowed my 2 daughters to have a week off school to go on holiday, pretty much every year to be honest, bar the last year of my 16 year olds schooling as it was her gcse's.
she left school with amazing grades and my youngest had just been predicted 3 A stars.

sometimes, the knowledge you can get from a holiday outweighs what you learn at school, especially the last week or 2 before half term.
#15
If you're in Norfolk its anything more then 9 consecutive absences. A absence is one half day, am or pm. So five days equals 10 absences. If its end of term and your child is in Junior or infant school I do not see a problem. Last year we saved £500 plus by going in the last week, we were fined £60 each, but still quite a saving.
#16
Shouldn't we tackle the actual problem? I.e the ridiculous hike in prices for holiday period? It's ludicrous that airline companies and holiday companies can charge as much as 100% difference for peak and non peak time.

Or how about allowing schools to schedule their own holidays, maybe staggered them, so these greedy companies can't just rob is.

just my 2p with of rant.

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