100% Attendance

Back to school

It has been exactly three weeks since Isaac and Eliza went back to school. Like many schools the kids are positively encouraged to get 100% attendance over the school year with not only house point rewards, a teddy presented to the class with the best attendance on a weekly basis, but also the promise of an end of term treat at Sprinkles, a popular ice cream parlour in Bournemouth and Poole. Both Eliza and Isaac had good attendance last year,… Continue Reading “100% Attendance”

Term Time Absence – What’s the Problem?


Should it be possible for parents to remove their children from school during term time? With a recent toughening up of the rules on term-time absences, this issue is once again in the spotlight. We look at what is – and what isn’t considered acceptable under the latest guidelines. We also consider the possibility of a more flexible approach. When are term time absences permitted? Parents do not have a legal right to take their children out of school for… Continue Reading “Term Time Absence – What’s the Problem?”