The Mirror is reporting that parents have lashed out at a school’s new ‘Big Brother-style’ uniform policy, claiming it bans girls from having more than 25 curls in their hair.
Now, parents are threatening a ‘student strike’ over the uniform rules – amid claims students have to go through an ‘inspection line’ every day.
Wayne Goulding, 46, whose son attends the school, said he is also concerned about the school’s ‘strict’ discipline rules.
The former prison worker said he thinks students at De Warenne are being treated ‘worse than the inmates at HMP Lindholme’.
“They’re punishing them for anything. My son was given detention for putting on a coat when it was raining, because it was blue and not black.”
Gareth Mason, executive principal at the school, said: “I’d like to thank parents and carers for the support many have given to the change in the behaviour policy and the feedback given at a parents’ consultation evening.
Do you think schools have a right to dictate how their pupils present themselves while at school? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Nellie
Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or just someone who cares about education and has something to get off your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.
We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!