FURIOUS parents have slammed a teacher who “dresses like a teenager” in a short skirt while their kids are punished for wearing the wrong socks.
Toni Wilden, Head of Outwood Academy in Ormesby, Middlesbrough, was this week accused of “parading around in a short skirt” by a councillor who visited the school.
Cllr Donna Jones said she was “abasourdi” by the teacher’s fashion choice while attending a meeting over the school’s inadequate Ofsted rating.
Inspectors had found a “community of respect” had not been fostered with bullying, discriminatory language, and attendance issues all raised.
Dad Steven Saul, 52, is one disgruntled parent and has a daughter who recently started in year seven at the school.
The taxi driver said: “She dresses like a teenager and always has a short skirt on.
“She wears tights with them, but they’re still short, way shorter than they allow for the young ones.
“It can’t be one rule for one and one for another so she should be leading by example and dressing appropriately for the school.
“I think each to their own when it’s everyday life but I was shocked to see a teacher dress the way she does.
“You can’t tell the kids off for what they’re wearing unless you’re following it yourself off.
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“They have a really strict uniform policy.”
One grandparent who wanted to remain anonymous, slammed the school as a “blague” for sending kids home for wearing the wrong colour socks.
Il ajouta: “The school is a joke. We actually pulled my 16-year-old granddaughter out of there.
“They will send them home for having the wrong bobbles, the wrong colour socks.
“They insist you have to buy the uniform from the school and it’s so expensive.
“If you try buy similar from elsewhere for cheaper, they will crack down and send the kids home, so I think it’s very hypocritical that she isn’t following her own rules.”
Mum Laura Hewitt, 29, believed that the school “have got it all wrong, their priorities are all wrong.”
Elle a continué: “They will exclude the kids over silly nonsense. My son was excluded for wearing the wrong shoes.
“They were black but they weren’t the proper school shoes and so he was sent home.
“His friends have been sent home for wearing the wrong socks, yet there’s an ongoing problem with bullying in the school and no one bats an eyelid.
“I’ve met the headteacher and she was really nice but she was wearing quite a short skirt and the kids have sometimes mentioned it.
“I suppose if you’re telling pupils they have to wear skirts below knee length, you should be sticking to that yourself.
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“But there’s so many bigger problems they have that definitely need sorting out over uniform and what the headteacher is wearing.”
When contacted the school refused to comment.