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Allow Term Time Holidays based on child's attendance

So, the new rule about taking children on holiday during term time has had everybody talking. Although I do believe numerous days off school WILL affect a child's education, there has to be a compromise somewhere.

Some families simply can't afford the rates some companies charge in the holidays. It seems unfair that many children will miss out due to this.

I have created this petition for the government to allow children up to 8 allocated days off school during term time AS LONG as their attendance will not fall below 96%
i.e. if a child has had many days off school for illness etc, the school may only allow the child 4 days off... AGAIN... keeping the attendance at 96%

If a child starts falling way below 96%, then to look at the families personal circumstances and ONLY then should fines be put in place.

96% attendance is still in the green band at many schools and reports show that 96% and above attendance DOES NOT affect the child's education.

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Created By

Catherine Warner

Created On

Thursday 23 January 2014

Closing Date

Saturday 24 January 2015

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