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?”

The Big Holiday Debate

Mike Wasowski

I have been watching the debate on holiday firms effectively “cashing in” in school holidays unfold with interest. I may be controversial but I really don’t think they are cashing in.  They are a business like any other and are simply responding to supply and demand. If you want to go on holiday in the height of summer, ie. July / August, the rest of Europe is also on holiday too, making the demand for hotels and flights high.  Many… Continue Reading “The Big Holiday Debate”

Butlins launches first-ever short break designed exclusively for families with tots and toddlers

Butlins, who were recently awarded Gold in the Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards, are now launching a unique short break option, designed exclusively for families with little ones. Launching this April, ‘Just for Tots’ are little breaks with big adventures, where everything from the accommodation and food right through to the entertainment and activities have been designed solely with younger children in mind. Held during term-time, to ensure families of pre-schoolers can escape the holiday rush, these breaks provide little ones the… Continue Reading “Butlins launches first-ever short break designed exclusively for families with tots and toddlers”