Diane Hyam, 51, received a letter from King Edmund School, in Rochford, warning her that her son could be put into isolation because his blond highlights and gelled-back hairstyle breaks uniform rules.So she immediately apologised and rectified the situation, yes?
She claims her son, Jayden Wilson, has had a short back and sides for years, and had blond highlights added five months ago. Mrs Hyam, of Marshalls, Rochford, said other pupils at the school have similar hairstyles.*sighs*
Sometimes, it seems as though the parents behave no better than, and furnish the same pitiful justifications as, the children…
She said: “It is their policy, it is in the paperwork, to have natural colours in the hair. The school said he will be put in isolation if he does not get rid of the highlights.
“I have two school photos on the wall, one from two years ago and one from a year ago, both the sides of his hair shorter than it is now.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with his hair. It’s a fashionable style which all the kids now have, with the gel in it makes the highlights darker and you can barely notice the blond.It doesn’t matter whether you think there’s anything wrong with his hair. The school does. They make the rules that you admit you’ve read!
“It is neat and tidy and there has never been a problem in the past.Well, there’s one now.
“My son feels like he can never do anything right. From one teacher it’s a problem with the length and from another it’s the colour. “Maybe dubbing him ‘Jayden’ simply helped the teachers to recognise a future problem chav when they saw one.