Mum slams school for excluding daughter, 14, for ‘taking off her blazer because it was too hot’

Mum slams school for excluding daughter, 14, for ‘taking off her blazer because it was too hot’

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A MUM has slammed a school as she claims her daughter was excluded for taking off her blazer because it was too hot.

Kelly Shann was shocked Sirius Academy North, Hull, excluded Summer Burkitt, 14, for a day as she’s now in her first GCSE year.

Kelly Shann claims her daughter Summer Burkitt was excluded for taking her blazer off in the heat
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While she agreed “there should be rules”, she feels punishing kids because “it feels hot” and can’t get their work done in the heat is “ridiculous”.

Head of School Ian Ravenscroft insists their decision complied with their “persistent defiance or abuse” policy.

Ms Shann told Hull Daily Mail: “My daughter has been excluded from school just for the day because she took her blazer off for being too hot.

“What would they rather, sit there and do the work or not?

“I don’t see the problem with having their blazer off if they are working.

“It’s ridiculous the rules these schools have now. They’re just excluding them for stupid things.”

Summer will have a “reintegration meeting” before she returns to the classroom.

Staff  say they have a “high expectation” of how their students should behave and dress.

Sun Online has contacted the academy for comment.


Headteacher Ian Ravenscroft told the newspaper: “We can’t make any comment on an individual case.

“That is a matter for a reintegration meeting between the parents and the school.

“As per our policy, cases of persistent defiance or abuse towards staff carry an exclusion.

“This is for the high expectation of our students.”

It comes after teachers put a schoolgirl in isolation because they said she is too big for her uniform skirt.

Kada Jones, 14, was removed from classes in Portchester Community School in Fareham, Hampshire, over her grey sizer 24-26 skirt from Aldi.

Summer, 14, a Year 10 student, will take part in a ‘reintegration meeting’ before she returns to the classroom
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The academy’s head of school says any decision adhered to their ‘persistent defiance or abuse’ policy
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