RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair
Author Message
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,238
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2669
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #1
Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

Source: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair | Plymouth Herald

Quote:A PLYMOUTH schoolboy has been banned from the playground – because his hair is too short.

Young Ben Anderson has been segregated from his classmates because his school says his haircut breaks the rules.

Now angry mum Steph Anderson is threatening to pull the 11-year-old out of Tor Bridge High School altogether.

Ben, who has just started Year 7, has had to sit outside of the school office at break and lunch times since he had his hair cut on Monday.

His mum says he had his hair cut to a grade 0.5 on the sides and left long on the top so that his beret fits properly since he attends sea cadets.

She claims that there was no mention in the school’s policy of its rule on haircuts being no shorter than a grade two.

She said: “I got a phone call [from the school] to say that he would be sitting in segregation outside the office every break and lunch time until his hair grows.“Part of the school policy is that they have to have their hair a grade two but when I signed the policy I saw nothing that said that.

“He got his hair cut on Monday night because he is the leading cadet in his squadron at sea cadets and he had to have his hair tidied up for inspection.

“He has to have it that short because his hair grows really quickly. It’s not an offensive haircut.

“Where do his human rights come in when the school is telling him how long or short he can have his hair?

“He goes into school, abides by all the school uniform, is smart and tidy and is enthusiastic to learn and now he’s sat in segregation as if he is naughty.”

The school said its policy, signed by the parents or guardians of each pupil, states that haircuts must be no shorter than grade two. The rule is also stated in the uniform section on the school’s website.

But Miss Anderson insists she did not see the rule in the school’s policy and is now considering sending Ben to a different school.

She said: “It’s not fair; he shouldn’t be punished for something we didn’t know anything about.

“If I had known, I might not have chosen the school.

“Having his hair grade two is going to be a bit much all of the time and dictating how they have their hair until they are 18 is just a bit much.”

Liz Dunstan, principal at Tor Bridge High, said: “All new students when they start at Tor Bridge High are given a home/school agreement that gives parents and carers details of our expectations before their children begin with us in Year 7.

“Miss Anderson has signed this home school agreement.

“It clearly states our uniform policy and that haircuts under a grade two are not allowed.

“As a school we are extremely supportive and proud of our students who are involved in various cadet groups and have a number of students who belong to these organisations whose haircuts do not breach our uniform policy.”

Just three weeks ago a 13-year-old girl hit national headlines after she was sent home from school in Sheffield because her head was shaved on one side and dyed brown and blonde in the pattern of a leopard’s skin.

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
10-02-2015 09:07 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #2
Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

"too short"

Now I know how much more bullshit reasons can be developed. Stupidity is abound!

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
10-02-2015 09:34 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Sunbourn Offline
Proud crazy cat man

Posts: 6,660
Joined: Jun 2008
Thanks: 35
Given 289 thank(s) in 192 post(s)
Post: #3
RE: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

Too long, too short, who cares? Get your sniveling nose out of student's personal lives for petty reasons. If it isn't your hair, you don't get to dictate what's done with it.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
10-06-2015 12:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: no , schoolsux
DreamRebel Offline
Previously Lucky-Feet

Posts: 266
Joined: Dec 2015
Thanks: 444
Given 113 thank(s) in 77 post(s)
Post: #4
Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

Too short now? They're sure keen to find something wrong with anything.
12-02-2015 09:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Prankster813 Offline
Rebel

Posts: 38
Joined: Feb 2016
Thanks: 301
Given 9 thank(s) in 7 post(s)
Post: #5
Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

This shit happens a lot in my school, I go to school in the uk and they're always far too strict about school uniform, one girl in my class dyed her hair for charity in year seven and got put in seclusion (where they take you out of class and you aren't allowed to talk to the other students). People getting shit from teachers about their hairstyles is pretty much an everyday occurrence.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere" - Voltaire

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." - George Orwell

"Education is a system of imposed ignorance." - Noam Chomsky

"Blessed are the Cheesemakers" - Monty Python

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Love thy neighbour turn him in, it's called patriotism" - KMFDM
(This post was last modified: 02-05-2016 09:33 AM by Prankster813.)
02-05-2016 08:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Rights groups say Malden school’s hair extension ban is unfair James Comey 0 1,361 05-14-2017 06:47 AM
Last Post: James Comey
Thumbs Up New Mexico bans gay conversion therapy for minors James Comey 9 2,963 04-11-2017 06:27 AM
Last Post: James Comey
  Kindergarten Teacher Bans Legos For Boys Citing 'Gender Equity' SoulRiser 7 5,762 12-02-2015 09:35 AM
Last Post: DreamRebel
  French president bans homework for students across the nation SoulRiser 7 4,999 10-17-2012 05:31 AM
Last Post: McGee!

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication