Wednesday, August 12, 2015
I'm going to make an example of you, Mr Tompkins
I am not a parent or a teacher, so no doubt I take the problem of unauthorised absence from school too lightly.
But I have always been uneasy at the idea of headteachers having the power to fine parents over this issue - and there are those who would like to see this power applied more widely.
I also note that a system that has rather retreated from punishing children in recent decades has taken happily to punishing parents.