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Old 24 May 2007, 10:05   #31
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Simply point out that -

(a) the school is run by the council,
(b) the HT is paid by the council,
(c) you pay council tax for her wages and are therefore her boss...

Can't see you offspring being harmed too much by missing a few days of politically correct, historically inaccurate indoctrination that passes for education these days...

As Codders says, it is you the parent who has the authority, not some bunch of teachers who would think nothing of not teaching kids when (a) they are out on strike (i.e. skiving) or attending "in service training days" (i.e. skiving).
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Old 27 May 2007, 16:03   #32
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Can't believe how selfish this idea is. I've paid through the nose for the last 10 years so now my kids have left education I can go when the slopes/lifts/restaurants are empty plus it is half price.

Seriously (half) go high at the end of season (ie Easter holiday) - cheaper and snow is getting better later (certainly in Europe) thanks to the engines we all use to burn fossil fuel. Book late.

I personally think any lie is going to impact on your 13 year. Though attending a family wedding overseas is unanswerable...........(make it somewhere hot to explain the tan).
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Hi there,

I am actually in charge of attendance at a large Secondary school in the UK. It is the govenors who decide the ruling on allowing (or not as the case may be) pupils time off for holidays in term time. Our school allows pupils in years 7, 8 & 9 upto 10 days off providing their attendance record is good (95% or above). No holidays are authorised at all for pupils in years 10 & 11.

However...............even if the leave is NOT authorised does not mean that you cannot take her out anyway. The leave would be coded as unauthorised holiday which is nowhere near as bad as unauthorise absence. EWO (Education Welfare Officer) would only ever be called in if the pupil's absence is seriously low - a 2 week holiday would not put you anywhere near that zone!

My advice is...DO IT! The experience she will have skiing on much less busy slopes and the fact that you will have loads more dosh to use on fuel for ribbing next season will far outweigh anything else

With regards to the letter you write - the sooner you put in the request, the better it will be regarded and you can always use restrictions with one parent's work or family get together as an excuse. But generally the reason wont really make any difference, it will be the schools own guidelines that will used to make the decision.

If it makes you feel any better, we have AT LEAST 3 or 4 pupils who take unauthorised holiday every month and none of those had anything bad happen to them.

Until I worked in a school, we took our two girls out every year to go skiing and it has done them no harm whatsoever other than turned them into much better skiiers than us

Have a great time

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Thanks Mrs RJH,

Your course of action is the one I would like to follow and makes most sense to me. As my doughter will be in year 8 next year I think I should apply now.

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Hi there,

I am actually in charge of attendance at a large Secondary school in the UK. It is the govenors who decide the ruling on allowing (or not as the case may be) pupils time off for holidays in term time. Our school allows pupils in years 7, 8 & 9 upto 10 days off providing their attendance record is good (95% or above). No holidays are authorised at all for pupils in years 10 & 11.

However...............even if the leave is NOT authorised does not mean that you cannot take her out anyway. The leave would be coded as unauthorised holiday which is nowhere near as bad as unauthorise absence. EWO (Education Welfare Officer) would only ever be called in if the pupil's absence is seriously low - a 2 week holiday would not put you anywhere near that zone!

My advice is...DO IT! The experience she will have skiing on much less busy slopes and the fact that you will have loads more dosh to use on fuel for ribbing next season will far outweigh anything else

With regards to the letter you write - the sooner you put in the request, the better it will be regarded and you can always use restrictions with one parent's work or family get together as an excuse. But generally the reason wont really make any difference, it will be the schools own guidelines that will used to make the decision.

If it makes you feel any better, we have AT LEAST 3 or 4 pupils who take unauthorised holiday every month and none of those had anything bad happen to them.

Until I worked in a school, we took our two girls out every year to go skiing and it has done them no harm whatsoever other than turned them into much better skiiers than us

Have a great time

Mrs RJH

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