Should parents be able to take their children on holiday during school terms? What are the solutions?

There have been a number of reports in the national press today discussing parents being prosecuted for taking their children on holiday outside of the official school holidays. As this report in the Guardian shows – if you are given and fine and don’t pay it – you could end up in prison. So – what are the answers? Legislating against holiday firms upping their rates during ‘peak times’, varying school holiday times between schools or what about asking the children to write a report of their time away? See  Can parents take their children on holiday during school terms – Q&A | Education | The Guardian.

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Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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