An angry mother has slammed her son’s school for putting him in isolation for having an earring – calling it ‘hypocrisy’ as his headteacher wears them.
Sarah Yates claimed her son Tyler Ellis, 12, has worn the small gold stud with a diamond clip since he started at the school in September without issue.
She says the piercing does not affect his education – but that the school putting him in isolation will.
And Sarah added that Tyler’s headteacher wears gold studs with diamonds in, arguing that the school’s policy was ‘hypocrisy’.
Sarah Yates slammed her son Tyler Ellis’ school after the 12-year-old was punished for wearing a gold stud with a diamond clip in it. Sarah said Tyler’s headteacher wears gold studs with diamonds in, arguing that the school’s policy was ‘hypocrisy’
The furious mother added: ‘He’s had his ear pierced since he was a one-year-old and it’s not affected his work or anyone else’s, but being stuck in isolation will disturb his education’
‘He has uniform inspections every day and no-one has said anything,’ said Sarah from Moredon in Swindon, Wiltshire, whose son attends Nova Hreod Academy.
‘Suddenly, the school are saying that if he doesn’t take the piercing out, he will stay in isolation, and that only entirely-gold studs are okay for ear piercings.
‘It’s ridiculous. There are girls with too much makeup on and different coloured hair or skirts that are too short and nothing’s done.
‘But now they’ve decided to punish him for his tiny diamond.’
Sarah added: ‘It’s hypocrisy. The headteacher has gold studs with diamonds in. I just wish they’d told me about this first and dealt with this in the right way rather than shove him in isolation.
‘He’s had his ear pierced since he was a one-year-old and it’s not affected his work or anyone else’s, but being stuck in isolation will disturb his education.’
A spokesperson for Nova Hreod Academy (pictured) said: ‘As far as we are concerned, this is a recent event and action was taken as soon as it came to our attention’
But the school disagreed that Tyler had worn the earring all year and defended its actions.
A spokesperson for Nova Hreod Academy said: ‘As far as we are concerned, this is a recent event and action was taken as soon as it came to our attention.
‘Like any good school, we have a clear and consistent uniform policy which parents and pupils are fully aware of and which is appreciated and followed by the overwhelming majority of students.
‘Very rarely, a student refuses to follow the policy and, if this continues, we reluctantly take action until the issue is resolved and they follow the rules like everyone else.
‘They remain in school but are taught separately; receiving a full education with their learning unaffected.’