Primary Education News

25 May '14

News Parents seek judicial review of term-time holiday crackdown

Removal of headteachers' discretion to approve absences prompted claims education officials were breaching family lifeCampaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government's crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time.The decision by the Department for Education (DfE) last September to remove the discretion of headteachers in England to approve absences in "special circumstances" provoked an outcry, with many parents arguing they were priced out of enriching overseas trips during peak holiday season. Continue reading...

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