In the latest sign of headteachers and education chiefs taking a stronger stance on the controversial issue, unapproved family holidays accounted for 38,615 days of unauthorised absences in the 2015/16 academic year in Suffolk.
The Suffolk branch of the National Union of Teachers has raised concerns over the financial mismanagement complaints levelled at the Academy Transformation Trust – stating that staff “can see paralleles with BHS”.
Almost 150 headteachers in Suffolk have issued a stark warning that the biggest school funding shake-up in a decade could lead to unprecedented budget cuts and create serious concerns over staff numbers, class sizes and clubs.
The impact of burglaries and thefts at schools in Suffolk is not just measured on what was stolen or the repair bill to patch up the buildings - it is the effect it has on the pupils that can be the real crime, it has been said.
“Great reservations” were expressed last night about the effectiveness of fining parents of children who miss school after new stats showed Suffolk County Council handed out more fines than any other local authority last year.