Mum’s fury over emo­jis

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Amy Sharpe

A FU­RI­OUS mum has re­moved her son from school after staff dis­played his marks along­side emo­jis.

Pupils’ exam progress was pasted on the wall with a “happy” or “sad” face next to each, de­pend­ing on how they had scored.

Teach­ers also put stu­dents’ pic­tures on ei­ther a red or green dis­play board to show how much they needed to im­prove.

The mum said the move names and shames kids who aren’t per­form­ing well.

She said: “[They] think it’s OK to put chil­dren’s pho­tos up on a dis­play board rat­ing them from red to green... in the school cor­ri­dor for the whole school to see along with sad and happy emo­jis.”

Head­teacher at St John Fisher School, in Chatham, Kent, Dympna Len­non said: “Pupils had an op­por­tu­nity to speak with teach­ers about any con­cerns.”

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