Children should not be sent home
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.