The Mail is reporting that a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl has been pulled out of classes after she paid for a ‘dip-dye’ hairstyle – because teachers have deemed it ‘too extreme’ for school.
Daisy Kelly has been segregated from other pupils at Tollbar School in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, after dying her hair with a technique called ombre….
However, the teenager was put into isolation last week and segregated from her schoolmates and classes.
Ms Kelly, 45, said: ‘I support the school policy for pupils going into inclusion for bad behaviour and I totally agree with the uniform policy, but for the colour of hair, I do not.
‘If it was bright red or any other colour I would agree but not when it is just a little lighter.
‘I suggested she puts it in a bun so it is all the same colour but that was not acceptable…’
Stephen Moon, Principal of Tollbar Academy, said: ‘This policy is widely published and has not changed. Parents are made aware of our Academy Dress Policy before they accept a place. Parents and students also sign the Home-Academy Agreement, agreeing to support the Academy’s policies when they commence their education at Tollbar…
These stories start to merge into one after a while, but keep on getting media attention.
Do schools need to do more to communicate their policies and the reasons behind them more effectively, or are some parents and pupils just never going to get it?
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