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Covid made parents ‘more relaxed’ about unauthorised holidays – Ofsted

Chief inspector tells leaders the pandemic has ‘fractured the social contract between parents and schools’ * See all our coronavirus coverage The Covid pandemic has made families “more relaxed” about their children staying home or going on unauthorised holidays, fracturing the social contract between parents and schools in England, according to the head of Ofsted. Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspector, said she was concerned about the high level of absences among pupils, telling the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference: “Some parents have health concerns for themselves or family members and wait in hope for a highly unlikely zero-Covid future. Continue reading...

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