ePetition - Combine inset days to enable term-time holidays

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Combine inset days to enable term-time holidays

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to 1.Discuss with schools the potential for them to take all their inset days together as a 5 day training week, so that this provides the opportunity for families to go on holiday in term time, making it possible for many more families to be able to afford a holiday. 2. That the Children, Young People and Skills committee instruct schools to take all their inset days together to facilitate this. 3. That schools individually understand the difference that they can make to their pupil's lives by adopting this approach and enthusiastically work with teachers and governors to overcome any obstacles they may have to achieve this.

A school in South Wales has taken this approach to enable their pupils families to afford a holiday. This shows that where there is a will, there is a way.The price of holidays at least doubles in school holidays. Providing families with the possibility of authorised term time holiday availability would enable many more families to do something that is simply unaffordable to them in the current restraints.

Children learn at school in great detail about different places in the world, doing whole term topics on places such as Thailand, Ghana, India, Spain. By rearranging inset days so that they are all in one week, schools could create the possibility of more children and families actually experiencing these places. Or just a different part of the UK, for some children, the chance to go on holiday for the first time. How wonderful that schools have the potential to achieve this for their pupils just by rearranging their training.

This ePetition ran from 20/07/2015 to 11/10/2015 and has now finished.

168 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition will be presented to the Children, Young People & Skills Committee on the 12th October 2015.


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