A mother has been threatened with prison after pulling her child out of school eight months ago in a row over her human rights.Was she being waterboarded!?
Pam Allen says St Helena School’s isolation room, where pupils are sent as a punishment, contravenes her 16-year-old daughter’s human rights.*sigh*
Ms Allen, called the room – which pupils stay in for six hours with only a 20-minute lunch break if they misbehave – an abuse.
But then, even if it was a terrible injustice, wouldn’t it only apply to those who breached the school’s behaviour rules anyway?
Ah, but therein lies the rub:
Her daughter, who she does not want named for fear of reprisals, was taken out of the Colchester school in March after she was accused of truancy and put in the isolation room.Great! It’s hard to see who is most in need of a spell in ‘The Cooler’, the daughter or her ignorant, pig-headed mother…
She has not attended school since.
Ms Allen, of Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, who owns her own catering business, said: “I don’t want my daughter to go to a school with an isolation unit. It is abuse.”If she was ill, you’d have phoned the school, then, wouldn’t you?
Ms Allen said she was told her daughter would have to complete her isolation punishment before being readmitted to school. “I was really very angry,” added Ms Allen.
“They said she was truanting, but she was ill.”
She has since asked for Essex County Council to give her the funding to have her daughter privately tutored during her final school year.Wow! Compounding idiocy with entitlement!
They are looking into study options while the girl is at home, but Ms Allen said the council’s refusal to give her the money meant her daughter was missing out on an education.And who’s fault is that? Not, so far as I can see, the council’s…
She added: “My daughter can’t do her GCSEs now because she has not done the coursework.I’m prepared to see you there. Maybe you can get one of your employees to bake you a cake with a file in it…
“I have been threatened with a court order. But I am prepared to go to jail on this.”