September 19, 2020

Head teacher branded ‘hypocrite’ for arranging trip to Caribbean in term time

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Caribbean colors By Harry Readhead From Metro UK

Furious parents have labelled a headteacher a ‘hypocrite’ after she made plans to fly off to the during term time – when they would be fined for doing the same.

, 53, will fly out to the Caribbean in January shortly after the end of the Christmas holidays after the trip was given the go-ahead by governors at Elstow School, near Bedford.

But parents of children at the school, who are reminded on its website only to book holidays outside of the term-time, have reacted with anger to the news, calling the head’s behaviour ‘arrogant’.

‘It is disgraceful. [] is a hypocrite,’ one mother, who asked not to be named, told MailOnline.

1413590815634_Image_galleryImage_jenny_Winder_Elstowe_Prim.JPG(Picture: Twitter)

Mrs Winder has been called ‘arrogant’ and a ‘hypocrite’ (Picture: Twitter)

‘We can’t take holidays in term-time so why should she? The school is fast enough threatening parents with fines if they take their children out.’

‘It is one rule for one and one for another,’ a father added.

‘She shouldn’t have been allowed to go … Teachers’ holidays are long enough … this is arrogant.’

Measures brought in by last year prohibited children from taking time off school apart form in ‘exceptional circumstances’.

Families face a £60 fine per parent per child for unauthorised absences, but have repeatedly complained of the premiums added by holiday companies during the holidays.

Chairman of the governors Kevin Hunter said Mrs Winder was ‘devoted, well-liked, extremely hard-working and effective’.

‘She made a request for a week off during term-time for personal reasons which we have judged to be appropriate,’ he said.

IMAGE: Parents are furious that Mrs Winder has chosen term time to go to the Caribbean despite substantial holidays (Picture: Getty Images]

For more on this story go to: http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/18/headteacher-branded-hypocrite-for-arranging-trip-to-caribbean-in-term-time-4910932/

 

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