We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to review the guidance to Local Authorities on head teachers being able to authorise absence for family holidays during term time. Many families from poor backgrounds can only afford to go on holiday during term time, as holidays are about 60% more expensive during the holiday period. Also, many families where parents work are unable to take time off during the school holidays. Holidays can be extremely educational, giving the children awareness of the world in which we live.
Petition raised by: Bethany Walpole
Date Petition first considered by Committee: 15 July 2014
Number of signatures: 1008
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 11/07/2014