Yet another outraged Mum. Outraged, I tell you. Her son has been ‘made to shave his head’ by his school headmaster.
Did he have nits? Was this intended to stigmatise him? Is this some new punishment for failing to do his homework?
None of the above.
You see little Tommy Swannack had already shaved part of his head of his own volition – that was expressing his identity, according to his Mum.
The headmaster had merely told him to shave the rest of it to match – and that, according to his Mum, was robbing him of his identity, and she was duly outraged, marched off to see the headmaster and bitterly complained, she did.
Little Tommy must be allowed to look a complete plonker, it’s the only way he can express his true self.
The Headmaster of Elizabethan High School has a tough battle on his hands to raise his school standards. I quote the first comment under this story in the Retford Times.
“I experianced that when i was a the elizabethan. all they cared about was the uniform and wasnt bothered about the grades and lessons. At times i didnt have all the right teachers. Puplis would get bullyed and nothing would get done about it. That school is rubbish and even my mum says so.”
Presumably written by a graduate of the English Department……