Micro Debate: Should pupils be allowed to go on holiday in term time?Watch
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This week's topic is related to term-time absences for pupils - do you think they should be able to go on holiday during term-time? Did you, when you were in school?
According to this article, 16.9% of pupils missed at least half a day of lessons in 2016-17, compared with 14.7% the previous year. The number of unauthorized absences also rose, from 1.1% to 1.3%.
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good attendance = good grades imo
EDIT: And also, we are talking about missing 3 or 4 days of teaching here. 99% of school children have a very good attendance because it is the law to attend school so they have to go but not 99% of school children get good grades do they? Missing 3 or 4 days will have pretty much no effect on your exam performance and the work can easily be caught up with as long as you don't miss any coursework time.
Not really. I learn absolutely nothing from listening to a teacher/lecturer read notes off a powerpoint that was written a decade ago or copying notes off a whiteboard. I learn by doing questions and making mistakes. I learn more in the 2-3 weeks I study hard before an exam doing loads of past papers than I do in the previous 9 months of reading/listening to notes combined. But that's just me.
I feel like school gets in the way of my education tbf
We already have generous time off of school, allowing people to take their children out of school whenever they fancy will not aid their education at all.
Anything under two weeks and I wouldn't have missed anything.maybe a kid throwing a chair or something.
Holidays and flights are more expensive during school holidays and not everybody can afford to go during those periods which is why parents prefer to take their kids during term time for a few days because they can actually afford it otherwise their children would get no holidays at all.
I'm sorry but children deserve to see the outside world there are more important things in life than a lesson of maths. Missing a few days will do no harm. During GCSE/A Level they shouldn't go on holiday but before if they don't have exams then missing a few days won't ruin their future. If you are ill for a few days does that mean you are drowning in work when you go back to school? No, of course not so what is the problem with taking a few days out to live your life a little?
Every stage in education is important, they build upon each other to solidify a child's understanding. And just a couple of days out of school is 15 - 70 hours out of education ( 3 days - 2 weeks), that's a very long period of time, and many parents do not bother to catch their children up.