Author: Tom Foster

Term-time holiday case headed to Supreme Court

The long running legal wrangle over whether parents should be permitted to absent their children from school for term-time holidays is to be heard by the Supreme Court, the BBC reports. The original case brought by Isle of Wight Council, which tried to fine Jon Platt £120 for taking his daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida, was lost by the council in the magistrates’ court. The council then appealed to the High Court, where they lost again. The Supreme Courts has now allowed the case to be heard by it, meaning it will be the...

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Outrage over South London Primary Schools Head’s £370k salary

Parents have expressed their outrage after it was revealed the head of a south London primary schools federation earned £370,000 last year. Sir Craig Tunstall, who is head of the Gipsy Hill Federation, was paid £330,000 plus £44,000 in pension contributions by Lambeth council last year, newly released accounts reveal. The executive head of eight council-run schools is Lambeth council’s best-paid employee and he is also believed to be the best-paid primary head in the UK, the Evening Standard reports. Commenting on the figure, Lambeth Council say that Sir Craig’s pay is set by the federation’s board of governors, despite it coming out...

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