Chil­dren should not be sent home

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

ONCE again we are talk­ing about school do­ing a crack­down on uni­form (Pupil sent home over pink stitch­ing in shoes, Ex­press, Fe­bru­ary 26). Hav­ing had the clam­p­down at Tow­ers last year, within two weeks things were back to nor­mal, with chil­dren wear­ing black trousers, train­ers and hood­ies in all sorts of colours. If the child is not wear­ing the cor­rect uni­form I think that it is wrong to send them home, where po­ten­tially they could have an is­sue trav­el­ling. They should in­stead be given a let­ter to their par­ents stat­ing that they have turned up in in­cor­rect uni­form and what was in­volved. At the end of the day, it’s the par­ents who fit them out in the uni­form and I think it is wrong to pun­ish the child by threat­en­ing de­ten­tion, etc. I to­tally agree with a school uni­form, but let’s have a bit of com­mon sense and choice and take ac­count of peo­ple like me who are on low in­comes. OUR story on Ju­lia Jes­sett, who raised more than £1,000 with a spon­sored head shave, in­cor­rectly iden­ti­fied one of the char­i­ties. The £1,200 raised by Mrs Jes­sett will be split be­tween Fight for Sight and Great Or­mond Street Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal.

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