Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sent home from school for wearing the wrong uniform anger - 2016/7 edition

And so, another school year comes around, and with it scores of little angels sent home because they spent the entire summer holidays not sorting out their uniforms. Here we go...

Liverpool Echo: Tiny metal tag on your shoes? Home you go, lad

Look at the terror on his face. He knows his near future involves visits to see the blue goldfish.

Bristol Post: Why o why o why did teachers SEIZE my child's shoes and force him to wear plimsolls?

Because they're trainers. Next question, please.

South Wales Evening Post: Too tight trousers are too tight. Home you go, and put on a nice pair of smart slacks

At least your hair's regulation...

Liverpool Echo: Dyed your hair? Home you go!

As always, the teenager is slightly embarrassed, while  the parent is fuming.

Like this guy, who is off the Richter Scale...

Manchester Evening News: Take my daughter's ear studs out? That's a law suit. And a call to the police. And the local newspaper

[sarcasm] Good luck with that, mate [/sarcasm]

Birmingham Mail: Wrong colour hair? We don't care if it's for your nan's surprise party, home you go

She's got the right idea by hiding. It's all about mum's fury.

Retford Times: You're not coming through these gates with hair like that, m'laddo

The full mugshot, poor kid.

Nottingham Post: Who did that to you? On your way home, tell them they're an idiot

And still they come

Bristol Post: Brand new shoes look too much like trainers? Home you go!

They're trainers. Get over it.

Chronicle Live: Wrong trousers? Home you go!

Dad shows up later in cargo shorts. Let's not go there.

Get Reading: Wrong shirt collar? Home you go!

TRUE FACT: My first wife went to this school.

Kent Live: Wrong shoes? Home you go!

...along with 50 other pupils. This one's really kicked off.

Scunthorpe Telegraph: Hair too purple? You're in isolation, young lady

Come on, you fuddy-duddies, it matches the school tie.

Lincolnshire Echo: Coming to school with that hair? Ha ha, fuck no

Golf clap for mum, there.

19 comments:

Graham - in reading said...

The GetReading one is kicking off a little as well. Which is always nice to see. Especially all the 'I used to go to this school and what I weared didnt hurt my learning mush' type comments.

Veru said...

Discrimination?

Anonymous said...

Gotta love a dad saying teachers should have the same dress code.

Unknown said...

The school will have a uniform policy. Stick to it and your knickers will remain untwisted.

Anonymous said...

Teachers usually do have a dress code too - no denium, tattoos covered, no trainers, men with ties etc

Anonymous said...

School uniform is part of the rules
Jobs have uniforms
Night clubs have dress codes
What it says - that people don't like rules, fact is society today has gone effing mad.
Rules and discipline is the backbone of any civilised society
And the sad thing is the amount of idiots that if you said the words Magna Carta to they wouldn't have a clue what you meant
There is an ever growing percentage of children and young people that just don't have any respect for rules, couldn't give a stuff about education and generally taking us back to the dark ages.

Anonymous said...

Lack of respect ..poor social values ...learn some manners people ..follow instructions and a will be well ..uniforms are there to support you not against you.

Anonymous said...

why do the parents have to go to the papers with this drivel, then they have the photo of them looking all sad

Unknown said...

At my kids school in East Manchester
It's isolation of you don't wear their new pin badge. Lots lose stuff all the time. This is silly.

Pete Best said...

Rules, rules, rules... You guys might think it the backbone of civilisation but I'd prefer young people were free to express their individuality and focus on studies rather than meeting pedantic requirements of dress code. I don't wear a uniform for my job but keep it smart. School uniforms are outdated and some schools are over zealous in their adherence to the requirements, parents have a right to be annoyed. Example - School jumper must be worn at all times, child is hot and uncomfortable so takes it off. Isolation. Pillocks.

Pete Best said...

Rules, rules, rules... You guys might think it the backbone of civilisation but I'd prefer young people were free to express their individuality and focus on studies rather than meeting pedantic requirements of dress code. I don't wear a uniform for my job but keep it smart. School uniforms are outdated and some schools are over zealous in their adherence to the requirements, parents have a right to be annoyed. Example - School jumper must be worn at all times, child is hot and uncomfortable so takes it off. Isolation. Pillocks.

alan crawshaw said...

I find it funny parents actually cant get it right for there kids ..what hope do the kids have lol .

Maffi said...

If is good enough for the kids it's good enough for the teachers.

Maffi said...

If is good enough for the kids it's good enough for the teachers.

John R said...

"You guys might think it the backbone of civilisation but I'd prefer young people were free to express their individuality"

Most kids seem to express their individuality by dressing exactly the same as all their mates,

Anonymous said...

i am all for a uniform system black trousers/skirt white shirt and shoes.keep the kids looking smart, but the system has gone silly. sending the kids home because things aren't exact. i believe by the time a kid is high school they are in a development stage of finding out who they are in the world. who they will be in the future and i believe that kids should be allowed to express who they are while still wearing a general easy uniform. sending children home because they don't match the criteria 100% they are losing out on vital education, do you think the kids of today are worried about that... no !!! another day off.i can't blame them to be fair. in most jobs you have a uniform but very few are that strict.. the army or navy i totally understand but you learn that. school is about education and learning. not about what you look like.

Anonymous said...

Wearing earings since they were 1?

I can't wait for the article about parent who wanted to press charges against teacher is charged for getting 1 year olds ears pierced

MiamiR said...

It has gone a bit nuts, to be fair.

Especially when the working environment is kind of going the other way... I'm sure there's still a few very restrictive workplaces out there and the obvious uniform rules for safety etc (ie police, nurse, etc)... But I work for the NHS and we have staff members with hair of every colour and a porter with face tattoos. It's all part of the new inclusive 'no discrimination' policy.

I find it funny how many people post here all self-righteously claiming that THEY never got their school uniform wrong and neither did THEIR parents... Well, good for you! That doesn't mean some schools aren't going completely berserk with the way they enforce their uniform rules down to the pupils' SOCKS. How about we concentrate a wee bit more on getting all these A* GCSEs eh? I'm sure you could still achieve that by sending kids home with a note asking their parents to change their suede shoes to leather shoes by next payday at the latest, rather than freaking out about it and kicking them out of class like they are some sort of degenerate deviants. !!!

Theodore Wirth said...

Scary (ahem). A record number of comments since I've been coming around this neck of the woods. I love it.