Teachers told off for having curly hair…or being ill

In preparation for my previous article, about Sheila, the teacher who is constantly in trouble, I asked real teachers to give me examples of being in trouble with colleagues or bosses at work. The responses were truly staggering, triggering howls of laughter and, at one point, actual tears of rage at the sheer inhumanity that is possible in schools. A secondary teacher writes in Tes.

  • “My headteacher found out I was thinking of getting an eyebrow piercing – I was taken into her office and told that would not be happening. I am now a headteacher myself – just got my nose pierced and have pink hair.”
  • “I had a personal home visit from my headteacher following a spell in hospital. She asked if I could please make sure I apologised to the staff on my return for the inconvenience they had incurred as a result of my absence.”

Read many more responses from the country’s finest teachers Teachers told off for having curly hair…or being ill 

Please tell us all about your misdemeanours in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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