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24 Oct '14

News Ban on term time holidays should be overturned, say council leaders

Tough rules on taking pupils out of school in term time fail to recognise that family life is not simple Local Government AssociationTough new rules on term-time holidays should be overturned, leaving headteachers to decide whether to allow pupils to be taken out of school, council leaders have said.The changes, which mean school leaders can only grant permission for trips in exceptional circumstances, fail to recognise that family life is not simple and there may be times when parents need to take children out of lessons for legitimate reasons, said the Local Government Association (LGA). Continue reading...

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