Term time holidays

Posted on Thu 06 April 2017 in Comment

The discussion about today’s Supreme Court ruling on unauthorised term time holidays has mostly focused on what children might miss, or fail to learn, by being taken out of school for a holiday during term time.

What is much more important, it seems to me is what many children will learn in the future.

They will learn that being honest does not pay and that it’s necessary to have secrets even from your friends. Because many parents will of course lie to the schools, and the children become implicated in those lies.

This is a far worse educational outcome than missing a few days of Geography and Maths.