Primary Education News

26 Oct '14

News Headteachers to receive new guidance on term-time school absences

Union to issue guidelines on circumstances in which children can stay off, but cheaper holidays wont be among themCheaper holidays dont fit the bill as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers union has said, announcing new guidance on absences. Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, said the body would be issuing new guidelines for heads on what constitutes exceptional circumstances in which children can be allowed time off. Continue reading...

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