Every single paper in the country ran this story, most, like the telegraph, simply reported,, without offering opinion.
This is probably the first such request for leave for a holiday in tern time by a head teacher since the law changes last September. The backlash is more as a result of restrictions placed on parents, than the individual.
The story followed parents complaints, the lady has only been at the school for two years, so probably not earned her loyalty stripes yet from many long standing families.
A missing head tor a month means a teaching deputy has to perform more managerial tasks than teach, this causes disruption for the children, as they have a mix of teaching assistants standing in for their normal teacher. I would also have thought the school could have done with her support even more than usual during SATS month?
I believe she could have gone some way to smoothing things over if she had explained to parents why such long leave was necessary during school time. Although strictly not required, maybe it is the perceived "I am great at my job, so can do what I want" attitude that the parents find gauling and she has done nothing to change that. Her people skills are obviously lacking or she would not have antagonised her pupil's parents. She will doubtless suffer the repercussions when she has to report any absence to the local authority in the future.
Two teachers and one admin staff have got married whilst my children have been at primary school, they chose to do so over the school holidays, with just an odd day tagged on here and there, one deferred her big honeymoon to the summer.
I have booked the venue for June, we shall renew our vows in clovelly, and spend a week with family there, all you lovelies are invited of course (watch out for the cobbles folks, no busted ankles please) then spend a week just the two of us in castlenou, France. We can then meet the children, previously looked after by willing epe friends and spend two weeks celebrating with them in Disney and key west before returning to UK. Don't want them to miss too much of the cricket season.
your invitations are in the post.