I wouldn't call 13 days off in a year a strict sickness policy given the average is something like 5 days per worker. If it was part of the package and you could use it in lieu of holiday then that's a different story
I guess I fall into the goody two shoes brigade though, as aside from 2 weeks off following surgery I don't think I've had 13 days sick in total all the time I've been working.
To answer the OP I don't think it has a detrimental impact on a child's education.
I'm not sure taking your kids out and lying about it is a particularly good attitude to teach your kids though, or that school is 'optional'. Also missing school for birthdays is laughable, and did someone mention Thorpe Park? Frankly that one beggars belief.
Re striking/snow days etc. same logic applies, its hardly a huge impact on the child, although given teachers 'work' in half terms and holidays (allegedly) why not strike then?
hiya, what - steady couple of hours after watching the marathon. Great piece of running from Shelley and good to see Marigold given us old boys a new target! why - getting back on the mile making last rest - most of the past fortnight last hard - last 15 minutes this morning! lyric - think so