Mother Removes Her Daughter From School After Teacher Says "She Looks Like She Does Bondage".

19 June 2015

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Erin-Anais Hart was attending a charity non-uniform day at King Charles I School in Kidderminster, Worcestershire last Friday when her mother Kaye Warner unexpectedly received a phone call from her daughter asking for a pair of trousers because she had been told to cover up.

Ms Warner questioned the decision and demanded that her daughter be sent home from school.

The deputy headteacher rang and said he didn’t like her style.When I questioned him again as to why he did not like what she was wearing and what I should tell my daughter when she asks me why she has come home from school, he replied “she looks like she does bondage”.

Ms Warner has since removed her daughter from the school permanently and Erin will be going to a new school shortly. The King Charles 1 School statement reads:

We do not comment on individual cases but would stress that we aim to provide a positive and successful learning environment for our students, free from disruption and distraction, and that includes enforcement of our dress code. Standards are applied even on non-uniform days to ensure that all students are dressed appropriately.

So what do you think about this situation? Did the school overreact in telling Erin to cover-up, or was her clothing inappropriate? Take our poll below and let us know what you think.

(picture credit SWNW, quote from Kidderminster Shuttle)

 

9 comments

  • Pogogoloco
    Far to provocative for a young girl to be wearing to school! Or wearing at all! The look it's self is fine and she should be encouraged to be individual and express herself but she needs to maintain some decency about her at that age
  • jmal
    why would you even wear this....
  • JSM86
    My work do a dress down day every Friday. Would it be acceptable for someone to come in dressed like that? You can bet your swiftly delivered P45 it wouldn't. There's a place for those clothes and it's not school, it's nights out. There's still the school's reputation whether in uniform or otherwise. Totally inappropriate example to set by the Mother.
  • Saurus
    Provocative? Have you not seen the girls of this generation wearing hardly anything at all? She's wearing trousers, with holes in them that look like there held up. She's wearing a T-shirt, and a jacket. It's not like she's wearing a tiny skirt, a tight figure hugging top and has her breasts exposed to everyone.
  • narkedperson
    Far to provocative for a young girl to be wearing to school! Or wearing at all! The look it's self is fine and she should be encouraged to be individual and express herself but she needs to maintain some decency about her at that age
    What precisely is indecent? I fail to see anything that is out of the ordinary.
  • louiselouise
    This is what I said on the HUKD FB page: I'm of the opinion that women should wear whatever they want without people casting judgement on them or shaming them. BUT this girl is fifteen, in the eyes of the law *still a child*, not a woman - this is not an age-appropriate outfit, non-uniform day or not. To me, it looks like she's wearing some sort of studded suspender belt. Like it or not, some people will see that as a sexualised outfit. Why did her mum buy it for her? I can see the school's point, actually, and I have worn some crazy outfits in my time (but I would be over 18, and on nights out!). Nowadays you often see school age girls who do the whole hair extensions, fake tan, lashes, tiny skirts, to school - the whole point of school is to prepare you for the discipline of work, teaching self-respect and respect for your work colleagues. How you look is just part of that preparation. What about comments she would get from strangers? (And we all know teenage boys say exactly what they think). She is still a kid, finding her identity as a child-woman, and might not be able to handle others being hostile or judgemental of her. Mum and daughter should really reconsider their "annoyance" on this! And I would assume her new school will have similar opinions to mine.
  • peoplearestupid
    Anyone who finds a child's clothes "provocative" is the problem, not the clothing.
  • fireman1
    This is what I said on the HUKD FB page: I'm of the opinion that women should wear whatever they want without people casting judgement on them or shaming them. BUT this girl is fifteen, in the eyes of the law *still a child*, not a woman - this is not an age-appropriate outfit, non-uniform day or not. To me, it looks like she's wearing some sort of studded suspender belt. Like it or not, some people will see that as a sexualised outfit. Why did her mum buy it for her? I can see the school's point, actually, and I have worn some crazy outfits in my time (but I would be over 18, and on nights out!). Nowadays you often see school age girls who do the whole hair extensions, fake tan, lashes, tiny skirts, to school - the whole point of school is to prepare you for the discipline of work, teaching self-respect and respect for your work colleagues. How you look is just part of that preparation. What about comments she would get from strangers? (And we all know teenage boys say exactly what they think). She is still a kid, finding her identity as a child-woman, and might not be able to handle others being hostile or judgemental of her. Mum and daughter should really reconsider their "annoyance" on this! And I would assume her new school will have similar opinions to mine.
    You "assume her new school will have similar opinions to yours" And what makes your opinion correct? because of what you think? I hate to break it to you but opinion by definition is an individuals view. some people have the opinion that tattoos should not be allowed at work. Others see no problem. Piercings are fine by some and shouldn't be allowed by others. women are forever fighting to try and teach that their choice of clothing shouldn't define them as sexual objects and then here we have a School telling a kid with fancy tights that she is seen as too sexual. Ironically if she took them off and actually wore less clothing and showed more flesh the school would have been fine with her in shorts. we live in a country/society where expression is encouraged, and telling people they don't fit the norm is frowned upon. The last place we need the opposite to be taught is at school!
  • Lovelylui
    I think in this day and age from what we see girls dressed like is considerably mild. The girl is not harming anyone and she's not dressed with a top full of straps showing all her flesh... Today's girls dress far too "tarty" a lot of the time with skirts as short as her holes! Please people live and let live! She has the right to express herself on a NON-uniform day & I bet half of the other girls have their midriffs on show with boobs galore out. My opinion is that the school has certainly over reacted. Women should where what they want, whenever they want.

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