MOM 'LIVID' AFTER TEACHER TOLD HER 8-YEAR-OLD WAVY PARTINGS IN HIS AFRO HAIR WAS 'INAPPROPRIATE'

8-year-old Year 3 pupil of St. Oswald’s Catholic Primary School in Old Swan, Kayden, was singled out in the dinner hall in front of all his classmates and told his hairstyle was 'inappropriate' by his teacher because there were wavy partings in it. But his 'livid' mom, Lindsay Jones, 34, countered the teacher's ridiculous claim citing that according to school rules, pupils with long hair are required to pack it but Kayden's on low cut...
8-year-old Year 3 pupil of St. Oswald’s Catholic Primary School in Old Swan, Kayden, was singled out in the dinner hall in front of all his classmates and told his hairstyle was 'inappropriate' by his teacher because there were wavy partings in it. But his 'livid' mom, Lindsay Jones, 34, countered the teacher's ridiculous claim citing that according to school rules, pupils with long hair are required to pack it but Kayden's on low cut...



Speaking on the hurtful incidence, Lindsay said:
"He’s mixed race - I’m white, his father’s Jamaican. They are saying his hair is innappropriate. I’d understand if he had a big afro or long hair but it’s very short and neat."
"Where his side part is there’s a tiny pattern. Other kids that are there with big quiffs in their hair are using hair products or they have side parts with comb-overs, or boys with long hair."
"It’s not an extreme hair style. All the other kids can have their hair any way they want. It’s not affecting anybody’s work."
Kayden who wanted to grow his hair long for braids was asked to go on low cut for fear he could get in trouble for it at school.

Lindsay said he's been left feeling 'down' and reluctant to go into school after the incident. She said:
"The poor kid, he doesn't want to go to school. He's only eight."
She said the school only states that pupils with long hair should tie it back - and that Kayden’s shaved lines don’t flout a single written rule.

In a statement shared with the ECHO on behalf of St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, a spokesman for Liverpool City Council said:
"Every school has the authority to set and update its own standards and codes of conduct. In this instance the child has been politely informed of the situation and it is hoped his parents respect the school’s guidelines."

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