Girl sent home for wearing wrong uniform - SUPPORT THE HEADTEACHER!

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Found 7th Sep 2016
Poor parents, must be so hard dressing your kids to follow the school policy of the school YOU'VE ELECTED your children to go to.

The school in question, Hartsdown Academy (remember the academy because that's important) has a headteacher WHO EXPECTS children and their parents to follow the rules, which is something we simply lost in this post-millennial society. A society is which we expect others to follow but not me because I'm different.

The father in the video is very calm and seeks to put his point across I just wish the headteacher had been a bit more confrontational. HE KNEW what the policies were, plain black shoes but no his daughter has something different (brown stripe or not). At what point would suede shoes be suitable in a busy, bustling environment with hundreds of kids on the move at lesson change? Did the father wear suede shoes to school?

Of course, when the kid spills something on her shoes in a science lab etc the academy would be to blame for their lawless, out of control lessons devoid of any safe guarding. Anybody recall a post not so long ago by a parent on here asking about which black trainers to buy her son for school?

The father said he was off to tell the LEA, well good luck with that flower because it's an academy, not under LEA control. Amazing that somebody just happened to be filming? Father knew what was going to happen, will have a sad face in the Daily Mail photo I'm sure.

This headteacher will be gone in six months, the trust who runs the school will back him now as they can't not but just you wait and see. SAD really that we finally have a headteacher setting "rules" and not bending from them, WELL DONE THAT MAN!

In the video look at the huge bright blue bag the kid has? Did you have one of these for school? Deek did but that's a different matter.

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First mistake is to try to win an argument in front of a crowd that's against you

Obey the rules parents - all this father is doing is teaching his kids to be confrontational and disobedient - they are probably disruptive brats in lessons!

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sowotsdis

First mistake is to try to win an argument in front of a crowd that's … First mistake is to try to win an argument in front of a crowd that's against you




Headteacher should have had a list of other schools/academies in the area to give to parents who weren't happy and told them to try there. A school on Teesside did the same thing a few years ago, the head mistress (who was actually a nasty piece of work) sent nearly a hundred home on the first day with the same warning. The following half-term she sent a warning to parents that after the week off any student without the correct equipment for lessons would be sent home. A friend of my sister who worked there said the kids arrived back with five of everything because they knew the head meant business and kids would be sent home. SIMPLES!

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scoffer1

Obey the rules parents - all this father is doing is teaching his kids to … Obey the rules parents - all this father is doing is teaching his kids to be confrontational and disobedient - they are probably disruptive brats in lessons!




Self-entitled millennials, nothing applies to me and I want everything!

I would suggest sending 50 kids home in 2 days is a little over the top, and suggests the uniform policy might be a little strict, unless they were completely out of uniform surely a warning and giving them say 7 days to get the correct uniform would have been better.
At least parents in that school know what to do if they want to take their kids on holiday during term time!

Didn't you folks do this already ?

Banned

School Uniform should be enforced in every school in Great Britain. Simples.

The uniform is there for a reason. Fair play to the headmaster for sticking to the rules. Too many people believe they can bend/break or that the rules don't apply to them.
Edited by: "SJHan" 7th Sep 2016

julieallen

I would suggest sending 50 kids home in 2 days is a little over the top, … I would suggest sending 50 kids home in 2 days is a little over the top, and suggests the uniform policy might be a little strict, unless they were completely out of uniform surely a warning and giving them say 7 days to get the correct uniform would have been better.At least parents in that school know what to do if they want to take their kids on holiday during term time!


What's strict about a simple uniform code?

Banned

julieallen

I would suggest sending 50 kids home in 2 days is a little over the top



Not really. Kids like their kicks & mummy & daddy give into the precious little ones need to wear the latest nikes.

stuarthanley

What's strict about a simple uniform code?



Denying 50 children education for the day as their shoes were made out the wrong material.
I agree with uniforms, and agree all kids should be made to follow them, what I don't agree with is, on the first day back, sending dozens home rather than giving them a warning and saying if they turn up from say next Monday with the wrong uniform then they will be sent home.

julieallen

Denying 50 children education for the day as their shoes were made out … Denying 50 children education for the day as their shoes were made out the wrong material.I agree with uniforms, and agree all kids should be made to follow them, what I don't agree with is, on the first day back, sending dozens home rather than giving them a warning and saying if they turn up from say next Monday with the wrong uniform then they will be sent home.


It's the parents denying the kids the education, not the headmaster.
It's a lesson learnt. Turn up to school in the correct uniform or you miss out.

stuarthanley

It's the parents denying the kids the education, not the headmaster. … It's the parents denying the kids the education, not the headmaster. It's a lesson learnt. Turn up to school in the correct uniform or you miss out.



So why couldn't they be given a weeks grace to rebuy the correct uniform?

julieallen

So why couldn't they be given a weeks grace to rebuy the correct uniform?


Because they've just had six weeks.....

Zzzzzzzz

stuarthanley

Because they've just had six weeks.....


One girl was sent home for not wearing her blazer, that she had left in school, and wasn't allowed in to get it, how did she have 6 weeks? And if she was allowed to go and get it she would have been in uniform, how was that the parents fault?

The headmaster is an idiot from what I can tell.

julieallen

One girl was sent home for not wearing her blazer, that she had left in … One girl was sent home for not wearing her blazer, that she had left in school, and wasn't allowed in to get it, how did she have 6 weeks? And if she was allowed to go and get it she would have been in uniform, how was that the parents fault?


Then that single individual case is an exception (if it's true)

http://i63.tinypic.com/2liaq1y.jpg

stuarthanley

Then that single individual case is an exception (if it's true)



Why would it not be true and how do you know it was a single individual case. She was also told her cardigan was wrong, even though she bought it from the school shop, so I would say its safe to assume others who bought their uniforms from the same shop might have been refused entry too.

Meanwhile, 13-year-old Kim Hooper was turned away at the school gates … Meanwhile, 13-year-old Kim Hooper was turned away at the school gates after being told her cardigan was 'wrong' - despite buying it from the school's uniform store.She had left her black blazer inside the school over the summer holidays but wasn't allowed inside to retrieve it.


Banned

julieallen

So why couldn't they be given a weeks grace to rebuy the correct uniform?



The parents have had months already to prepare their kids for it

Banned

stuarthanley

Because they've just had six weeks.....



More than 6 weeks. They found out months ago which school they were going to.

Start as you mean to go on. Well played the headmaster. It really is endemic in our society today that we don't have to abide by rules (motorists especially take note), and it all starts from childhood. Act as required or face the consequences. No wonder Assad still feels perfectly safe to continue using chlorine gas on his own people...

YouDontWantToKnow

The parents have had months already to prepare their kids for it


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nothing on there says leather shoes

julieallen

Why would it not be true and how do you know it was a single individual … Why would it not be true and how do you know it was a single individual case. She was also told her cardigan was wrong, even though she bought it from the school shop, so I would say its safe to assume others who bought their uniforms from the same shop might have been refused entry too.


Where are you getting this information from?

stuarthanley

Because they've just had six weeks.....


More like 8 weeks in my area

stuarthanley

Where are you getting this information from?




Same place I assume you are, news outlets

What is it with parents these days where they are actively teaching kids to show no manners and respect to teachers amongst other people.

Mark2111


Mr. Miyagi X) Wax on wax off

julieallen

Same place I assume you are, news outlets


Must be different news outlets to me then.

Banned

EN1GMA

What is it with parents these days where they are actively teaching kids … What is it with parents these days where they are actively teaching kids to show no manners and respect to teachers amongst other people.



100% the parents fault letting their own kids suffer on their first days back at school.

Banned

julieallen

nothing on there says leather shoes



No, but it says plain black.. Not trendy stuff with coloured marking & logos on.

stuarthanley

Must be different news outlets to me then.



thesun.co.uk/new…rm/

towards the end of the article, the mail mentions it too
The list sent to parents shown on the sun page also doesn't mention what the shoes should be made of, just that they should be plain black.

I have less sympathy with parents who sent their kids in with the completely wrong colour items on, like white socks when it clearly says black.

Seems to me like a new headmaster trying to assert his authority rather than just warning people.

YouDontWantToKnow

No, but it says plain black.. Not trendy stuff with coloured marking & … No, but it says plain black.. Not trendy stuff with coloured marking & logos on.


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Very trendy with loads of colour and logos on!

julieallen

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1735169/furious-parents-clash-with-police-at-school-gates-as-around-50-students-sent-home-over-uniform/towards the end of the article, the mail mentions it tooThe list sent to parents shown on the sun page also doesn't mention what the shoes should be made of, just that they should be plain black.I have less sympathy with parents who sent their kids in with the completely wrong colour items on, like white socks when it clearly says black.Seems to me like a new headmaster trying to assert his authority rather than just warning people.



The headmaster should be asserting his authority.

Firstly I'm in agreement with the head but.....
Wasn't one of the problems that the 11 year old was sent home without the parents being in which rebounds to duty of care.

I think parents should Ben given about 3 days grace to sort out any mistakes although it's not a mistake that should be made in the first place.

stuarthanley

The headmaster should be asserting his authority.



I agree but still don't see why that wouldn't be achieved if they were given letters giving them 7 days to correct the small mistakes or be sent home, rather than instantly refusing them entry to the school?
Obviously the person who turned up in a tracksuit (apparently) should have been sent home straight away, but seriously, those shoes in the photo above, they have the wrong colour sole and others complain that what they were sold from the uniform shop was what got them sent home. In those cases, why would a warning letter not sufficed?

julieallen

I agree but still don't see why that wouldn't be achieved if they were … I agree but still don't see why that wouldn't be achieved if they were given letters giving them 7 days to correct the small mistakes or be sent home, rather than instantly refusing them entry to the school?Obviously the person who turned up in a tracksuit (apparently) should have been sent home straight away, but seriously, those shoes in the photo above, they have the wrong colour sole and others complain that what they were sold from the uniform shop was what got them sent home. In those cases, why would a warning letter not sufficed?


According to the news, this was the second time that one girl had turned up on the incorrect uniform.
What would a warning letter accomplish?

I'm a firm believer in the old "spare the rod, spoil the child"
Unfortunately we have adults that were brought up being spared the rod and are now trying to bring up their own kids in the same way.
It's never their fault, there's always someone else to blame, they've always got social media as back up, nothing is ever fair.....

Fair play to the headmaster.
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