Dad Shames Council After Seven ’embarrassing’ Spelling Mistakes In Letter Fining Him For Taking Child Out Of School


A DAD has shamed a council education boss over multiple spelling mistakes in a letter fining him for taking his kid on holiday during term time.

Daniel Moore, 31, received the penalty notice from Devon County Council which contained seven spelling blunders.

SWNS:South West News Service Council bosses told Daniel to read the letter carefully – so he did, circling all seven of the elementary spelling mistake in it

Howlers in the letter, sent on behalf of Devon’s Head of Education and Learning, included ‘hte’, ‘guitly’, ‘notie’, ‘dtealied’, ‘issus’ and ‘cred’.

He said: “At first I thought it was quite funny but when you place it into context that these people are responsible for the future of children’s education is concerning.”

The council boss told Daniel to “ensure you read this notice carefully” – so he did, spotting several elementary spelling errors.

Daniel circled the spelling mistakes in red pen and graded it a D-, saying that the Head of Education in Devon “needed to try harder.”

SWNS:South West News Service Dad Daniel received a letter from Devon’s Head of Education and Learning to reprimand him for taking his son out of school – but it was littered with spelling blunders

He took his five-year-old son Charlie out of a school in Exmouth, Devon, for a five day family break in Majorca.

He was fined £60, which he is willing to pay, but added that the council letter was “sloppy.”

The disgruntled dad has since sent a response, asking if the penalty notice was genuine because it read like a “phishing scam.”

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