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A schoolboy who went to school with braided hair was removed from his classes and isolated after teachers deemed his hairstyle “extreme.”
Lealan Hague, 14, was placed in the ‘reflection room’ at Exmouth Community College, where students continue lessons in isolation, after teachers said there was a ‘problem with her hair in braids’.
The student, who regularly plays rugby at the Devon school, decided to tie his hair in braids for the weekend so it wouldn’t fall on his face, but was told by staff that he should keep it loose.
Her mother Kirsty has now called the school’s policy an “absolute joke” and believes her 14-year-old daughter has the same right to wear braids as girls in school.
The pupil, who regularly plays rugby, decided to tie his hair in plaits over the weekend to keep it out of his face
She said: ‘He has had the same hair cut for the past 11 years but he has been told this morning that because it is up today in a plait then it’s an issue.
Her boss of the year said if her hair fell out it wouldn’t be a problem.
“ He’s in the top set basically in every subject, so it’s clearly not affecting her learning. It is an absolute joke.
“ Personally, we think she looks smarter with her hair up than down. He plays rugby a lot so he had it tied up in braids for the weekend so he wouldn’t put it in his face and he liked it so he kept it up this morning.
“ When he has his hair down, he doesn’t cover the rest of his head, so you can still see that he has shaved hair on the sides.
“Putting him in an intern at school means that he has to sit in a room by himself all day.
“If he goes to the bathroom, he has to be accompanied and he can only go when all the children are in class so they don’t see him. He can’t go to the canteen for lunch; that has to be done for him.
‘Whether his hair is in braids or loose and disheveled, there should be no difference. If girls can have braided hair, why can’t he?
It’s not the first time the Hague family has taken on the school over its haircut policy.
The course director has told the student that if he leaves his hair down (in the photo) it will not be a problem.
In March, Lealan, who had been looking forward to going back to school and getting back to socializing with his friends after months of learning at home, was forced to spend her first day back in isolation after getting a haircut at home.
Just 45 minutes after the school day, he was placed in isolation after being told that his haircut was considered “extreme and too short.”
Kirsty said at the time that she had no choice but to cut her hair herself, as the salons were still closed, and that because the blade of her hair clipper had broken, she could only give it a scratch on the sides, while it made her hair longer. top.
The next day, Lealan was allowed to come out of isolation and return to the classroom.
Andrew Davis, principal of Exmouth Community College, explained at the time that the school held high standards for the appearance of students and Lealan’s haircut was considered a “very extreme haircut.”
However, when the circumstances were explained, he said no further action was taken.
Responding to Lealan’s latest hair complaint, Mr. Davis said
Responding to Lealan’s latest hair complaint, Mr. Davis said: ‘Our uniform rules are very clear and are regularly communicated to parents and caregivers.
“As is the case with many other schools across the country, we hope that hair is conventional, we do not allow students to cut their hair below the first grade or have extreme differences in hair length.
‘The problem in this case was not about the braiding, but about the fact that the braiding ran in a very small strip of hair on top of the head, combined with a haircut very close to about 0 degree, in the rest of the head. .
‘From what I understand, the student in question has previously worn her hair longer than hers and therefore the shorter nature of her hair on the back and sides of her head was not so remarkable.
“We believe that the amount of very short hair at about grade 0 has also increased significantly from before, when we were trying to adapt the situation with long hair.
“Like most schools, we try to adapt a variety of hairstyles without resorting to any punitive action. This is usually through conversations with parents and caregivers about what would be acceptable to both parties.
“When a student comes to college with an extreme haircut, they are usually placed in our reflection room to continue school work until parents and caregivers are contacted and the issue is resolved.
“We regret any interruption in a child’s learning, whatever her ability. However, we have repeatedly made our expectations very clear for all students and their families.
“School rules are also an important part of a child’s education allowing them to understand limits and consequences as they prepare to make their way in the world.”
Lealan Hague Quick and Facts
- Lealan Hague, 14, was put in isolation room at Exmouth Community College
- Schoolboy decided to tie hair in plaits over weekend to keep it out of his face
- Staff at Devon school said he must keep hair down and deemed haircut ‘extreme’