A mother claims her daughter was excluded from school “for being too hot” in her uniform.
Kelly Shann has called Sirus Academy North in Hull, “pathetic” saying 14-year-old Summer Burkitt was given a day exclusion by after taking her blazer off.
The academy’s head of school told, while not being able to comment on specific cases any decision adhered to their “persistent defiance or abuse” policy.
Kelly Shann, has branded the school’s decision “absolutely pathetic”, especially as her daughter begins year 10 – her vital first GCSE year.
Ms Shann has blasted the “ridiculous” uniform rules students have to stick to.
She said: “My daughter has been excluded from school just for the day because she took her blazer off for being too hot.
“What would they rather, sit there and do the work or not? I don’t see the problem with having their blazer off if they are working.
“I said I won’t be sending her home. It’s absolutely pathetic.
“I agree there should be rules but sometimes it feels hot and you can’t get your work done.
“She’s not been excluded for not putting it on, she’s been excluded for being defiant, that’s what they are saying.
“It’s ridiculous the rules these schools have now.
“They’re just excluding them for stupid things.”
The one day exclusion will be followed up by a “reintegration meeting” at the school when Summer returns.
Staff at Sirius North said they have “high expectation” of how their students should behave and dress.
And in response, Ian Ravenscroft, head of school at the academy, said: “We can’t make any comment on an individual case.
“That is a matter for a reintegration meeting between the parents and the school.
“As per our policy, cases of persistent defiance or abuse towards staff carry an exclusion.
“This is for the high expectation of our students.”