Travel firm - you can skip school
The implication seems to be that it is fine for school to take second place to a family holiday jaunt of indeterminate length - and that the head's permission should be a formality.
No wonder that schools struggle to improve attendance when members of the travel industry issue such unhelpful advice. We in schools cannot do it all ourselves!
John Speller Headmaster The Norton Knatchbull school Hythe Road Ashford, Kent