A college put a younger woman into isolation as a result of her trousers ‘had been too tight for her large legs’, a mum claims.
Lou Gover, 42, mentioned her 14-year-old daughter was secluded from the remainder of her class on Monday at John Of Gaunt Faculty in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, as a result of her trousers had been ‘too tight’.
She claims the varsity informed her that her daughter would keep in isolation till she purchased new trousers.
Ms Gover mentioned: ‘The instructor informed my daughter her legs had been too large for that type of trouser.
‘They informed me they must maintain her in isolation till they had been changed. I informed them I might maintain her off college.’
The mum referred to as the state of affairs ‘ridiculous’ as a result of the varsity supposedly thought the trousers had been ‘wonderful’ a month in the past ‘however at this time the identical trousers should not acceptable’.
‘This has gone on for months and induced plenty of stress the place totally different academics have totally different guidelines. It’s all pricey and annoying for fogeys and the youngsters,’ she mentioned.
Ms Gover isn’t the one mum or dad fed up with the varsity’s allegedly ‘inconsistent’ enforcement of its uniform guidelines.
Lucy Daniels, 35, mentioned John Of Gaunt Faculty informed her 13-year-old daughter, Hayley, that her trousers had been ‘too quick’ and confirmed ‘an excessive amount of ankle’.
However, bizarrely, the trousers got here from the varsity itself.
She mentioned: ‘It’s getting past a joke now.
‘The trousers she’s (Hayley) carrying are ones the varsity offered for her as a result of on the time we had been nonetheless in lockdown and I couldn’t exit and purchase her any.
‘She nonetheless wears the trousers to today and nonetheless continues to get remoted for the trousers the varsity offered.’
Each mums mentioned academics’ ‘totally different guidelines’ is ‘pricey and annoying for fogeys and the youngsters.’
Ms Gover has been supplied a refund and has spoken to the varsity’s head instructor, Paul Skipp, in regards to the workers members alleged feedback over her daughter’s leg.
Mr Skip has stood by his college’s strategy to implementing its uniform coverage.
He mentioned: ‘Earlier than half time period we wrote to oldsters on 4 separate events reminding them that every one college students are required to be in full uniform. We’re delighted that nearly all college students adhered to the coverage as they returned from half time period.
‘Mother and father of a small minority of kids not at school uniform had been contacted; they swiftly supported by bringing within the right uniform while their youngsters remained studying. By the tip of the primary day all college students had been totally complying with the coverage.
‘As a college we have now recognised the financial difficulties of the pandemic and supplied to supply uniform or reimburse any mum or dad who’s experiencing monetary challenges, as we have now completed on many events.
‘We wish to thank our mother and father for his or her continued help.’
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