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Climate Change Protest Absence

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Italianophile, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Italianophile

    Italianophile New commenter

    Hello colleagues - just a quick one - how are you all recording absences on recent Fridays for students who have decided to attend the climate change protests? And are you issuing sanctions as an unauthorised absence? Thanks
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    These were unauthorised absences requiring sanction like any other.
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    They are only unauthorised if the head doesn't authorise them. Some heads have been reported as saying they have authorised them. Whether as a one-off or ongoing wasn't stated. Unauthorised absence does not automatically require a sanction.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The impression from the opening post is that these particular absences were not authorised, hence the question.

    The impression from the opening post is that these unauthorised absences necessitate sanction, hence the question.
  5. dodie102

    dodie102 Occasional commenter

    My daughter's school has authorised them as long as we, as parents, made a request in advance and that the students then actually went to the local protest. There was a proviso that they would not be supervised by school staff for that time should they choose to attend, obviously! Pretty enlightened I thought. They sent a very well phrased letter.
    strawbs and sparkleghirl like this.
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    This is important and personally I would like as many students as possible to be involved in these protests. We have made a right mess of things with scant regard for their futures. Had we shown more responsibility, these protests wouldn't be necessary.

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