Late to school: A fine applies to parents who accompany children after the entrance time

In a school of United Kingdom a clever method has been devised to avoid delaying parents accompanying their children to school: every thirty minutes, the guardians of the child accompanied to school will have to pay 5 pounds. However, the school director has emphasized that the choice is the result of reasoning in favor of the children and the school staff.

What happened

The school has sent out a warning message to parents saying they will be fined if they are late collecting their children – £5 for every 30 minutes late. The notice was sent by Woodbank Primary School From to bury. A parent of a student said: “We have received a message from the school informing us of a £5 charge if you are late to collect your child from school. Parents of children who go on holiday outside of the summer holidays will be fined».

He added: “We get fined for being late or going on holiday because it ‘disrupts’ education, but that’s fine. when teachers go on strike, it suits him. I will send a fine to the school for interrupting my child’s education during the days of the strike.’


The director Kelly Macadam He said: “It is very important that parents and carers collect their children on time at the end of the school day. Children who are not caught on time often become angry and distressed if they do not know where their parents are .In addition, staff members have to attend meetings, run after-school clubs or have work to do, and sometimes have to leave school in time to organize their own childcare services.

The director added: “We we always take exceptional circumstances into account such as an emergency or getting stuck in traffic, and we offer a club “before and after school” which parents can use in case of delay. If any parent has any concerns about the school’s policy, I urge them to contact me directly.”

Source : IL Messaggero

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