'71% of teachers' oppose fines for term-time holiday

Around 71 per cent of teachers do not think parents should be fined for taking their children out of school during term time for a family holiday, a Daybreak poll has revealed, as the ongoing debate over the issue continued.

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'71% of teachers' oppose fines for term-time holiday

Almost three quarters of teachers do not think parents should be fined for taking their children out of school during term time for a family holiday, an exclusive Daybreak poll can reveal.

Most teachers do not think parents should be fined for taking their children on holiday. Credit: PA

The OnePoll survey found 71% of teachers disagreed with parent being forced to fork out £60 per child for an unauthorised absence.

A further 66% of teachers told the survey they did not think taking primary school children out of the classroom for a family holiday had a detrimental effect on their learning.

The poll comes as MPs debated measures for lowering the extra cost of a family getaway and the education secretary called for the suspension of air duty during school holidays.

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