A mother of four has accused Hextable Primary School of running a “bullying campaign” against...It's usually the Education Secretary, isn't it?
...children who have low attendance.Oh. Well, what's the probl...
Rachel Gregory, 46, has a nine-year-old daughter in Year Four at the school, in Rowhill Road. On Friday, April 20, Ms Gregory says her daughter was rounded up with children considered to have poor attendance and “segregated” from other pupils.
She told News Shopper that, at temperatures of 27C, the children with good attendance were treated to ice lollies, allowed to watch a one hour film and given toys to play with.
Meanwhile, the children with poor attendance were denied lollies, given maths board games and were offered limited toys to play with.Oh noes! The horror, the horror...
Ms Gregory also said her daughter was very upset after she had to watch her classmates – and teachers – eat ice lollies in front of her, while she was not allowed to have one.
“I literally had to drag her into school screaming and crying on Monday,” she said.At least you've learned that that's what your job as a parent is, to make sure the delicate little flower actually attends the place!
She added that, although she understands attendance is important, she believes the incentive scheme needs “proper guidelines and proper management.”
“What scares me is where this will go in the future,” she told News Shopper.Oh, haven't you heard, Ms Gregory? Next term, the children with poor attendance will be rounded up, given a 10 minute head start, then the hounds will be released...