Staff are often asked to sign applications for passports on behalf of children. This has become increasingly time consuming and may later involve resolving queries with the passport office. Parents are asked to bear in mind that this is not an entitlement or part of a teacher’s job; it is something teachers do in their own time if they feel it is appropriate.
When signing an application the teacher is confirming that they know the parent not the child, if the teacher has not personally known YOU for the required amount of time please do not ask for a signature.
A £10 contribution to the school is requested for each passport application.