Head teacher under fire from parents after taking a month off to get married

A head teacher who’s been granted a month off work to get married has come under fire from parents today.


by Closer staff |
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Vina Pankhania, who’s acting head at Little Hill Primary School in Wigston, Leicester, has been criticised by parents after it was revealed she would be having four weeks off.

The news comes after it was revealed more than 20% of parents had been fined after taking their children out of school during term time.

According to the poll of 1000 parents for ITV’s Tonight, nearly a quarter of the parents had been handed fines, with the highest rates in the east and West Midlands.

Parents, whose children attend the primary school, have spoken out against the decision, with some branding ‘disgusting’.

One said: "I find this disgusting. How can governors approve leave just after Easter break when parents themselves can be fined for similar actions?

"Surely the summer time off she has is big enough to accommodate a wedding."

Pankhania would not comment but was supported by the school.

What do you think? Is it fair for teachers to take long periods of time off during term?

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