18 Aug '14

News Term-time holiday fines Ofsted's ridiculous inspections have never helped anyone

Schools are being driven to punish parents for exceptional-circumstance holidays out of fear of Ofsted's unfair reactionRosemary and I had a ghastly dog-walkie yesterday, bickering all the way, about where to pick blackberries, for how long, and why should the route have to suit the dog (who loves blackberries), but our big row was about the couple who took their children out of school for holidays in term time, wouldn't pay the fine and went to court."Good for them," I said. "How mean to fine them." The grandma was horribly ill, the family cracking up, and that was the only time they could get cover. What else could they do? Continue reading...

Read the full story in Guardian Education
Log in Join