Sunday, 9 April 2017
Father loses battle at Supreme Court
"In Scotland there are no fines for parents who take their children on holiday in term-time. But the Scottish government advises that schools will not normally give a family permission to take pupils out of school for holidays."
"It is up to education authorities to decide sanctions for persistent truancy."
"Likewise in Northern Ireland term-time holidays are considered unauthorised absences but there are no fines. Parents who come before the courts for absenteeism are those who have allowed their children to truant over a long period."
"In Wales families are allowed up to 10 days of term-time holiday at the head's discretion. In January Huw Lewis, the education minister for Wales, wrote to councils saying it was wrong to tell head teachers to ban all term-time leave."