Thanks for your response, I spoke to the kids about taking them out school.
Its a free world and you can do as you like with your own money...but you take the consequences.
However, don't you think you are setting a bad example to your children, in saying that as long as you have the money you can break the rules, whereas the less fortunate, less affluent or more law abiding have no such freedom.
In fact. I'm quite surprised that you have not been subject to the universal condemnation of the forum's moral police as you are effectively paying for privilege, something that is anathema to all left-thinking posters.
Oh..hang on, if they did do that, they'd be agreeing with Gove and for them that would be an even greater crime, even though fines for school absence were introduced by the Labour government in 2004
The youngest, as I've already said was annoyed as he'll lose his gold certificate for attendance.
However they all said, most of their friends do it or have done it.
Maybe this issue is more common than we think and so the families think the fine is low so it's worth the consequence.
Talking to teachers it appears the days they'll miss isn't a major concern as it's citizenship week, so no actual lessons...wtf is that all about.
It was written with my tong planted firmly in my check. If you are happy it's not going to adversely effect your children's education go for it. After all, you are in the best position to make that judgement not us.
Thanks again, I understand your view... Hope mrs g isn't at Stockton Heath or Bridgwater high ??
I will feel worse!!
If the premium for going away during the holidays was a few quid more then I would say that is acceptable, all companies exist to make a profit and optimise income. However some of the prices I have seen for within school holidays compared to in term time are scandalous.
I can't blame parents for taking their kids out of school for a week or 2. What are they really going to miss, another lesson in how to pass exams?
The £2500 helped toward the park passes, they ain't cheap and for me this is the real education the kids will get, the life experiences they'll get from all the parks.
Not the rides, before the smart ass posters post... The bush gardens, Daytona, sea world, the shuttle launch pad, the discovery coves, the return Wild programmes etc etc
Edited by 1976PMJwires, 26 February 2014 - 11:42 AM.