Morning all, Dibs, sadly it is a matter of practice - been getting up at 4.30-5.30 am for far too long, and thats just to get to work. Only upside is that getting up at 6-7 at the weekend for a long run feels like a lie in! This time of year its actually a joy to be out, its winter when it sucks. Birks - nice celeb watching & hope the girls enjoy the athletics. Pleased for young Gemili last night. what - easy run, plus junior coaching why - legs a bit weary, gave blood yesterday plus we've a number of coaches away this week (and next) last rest - 8 days I think last hard - Sunday lyric - no idea
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?