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Inset days are costly too
10:50am Friday 21st September 2012 in Letters
Sir.–“Every day missed from school is a day missed of education” is a recent quote from a local school headteacher, in defence of the stand taken against parents who take their children out of school for holidays mainly, I suspect, because if they stick to school holidays they are ripped off by having to pay more.
It’s rather strange that the headteacher never mentioned inset days having an effect on the education of the children.
These days have crept in over the last few years, and seem to have been accepted by parents.
How can teachers justify having six weeks off in the summer and then taking a further two days for teacher training? Surely, it would not be too much to ask them to come in on the last two days of their holiday before school opened?
–Keith Vaughan, North Warnborough.