Teacher sacked for ‘grabbing and pushing schoolgirl after claiming teen was wearing make-up that was too dramatic’
Incredible By Garry Polmateer | September 21, 2017
A teacher has been sacked for ‘pushing’ a 15-year-old schoolgirl because she was ‘wearing too much make-up ‘.
Nisha Roslin, of Grimsby, says she was grabbed by the shoulders and pushed back by a teacher who told her that her make-up was too dramatic during an assembly on Tuesday afternoon.
The teenager’s mum claims her daughter was shouted at and grabbed with force by both hands at the Havelock Academy in Grimsby.
The school has confirmed that the female teacher has been dismissed following the incident and has apologised to the family, the Grimsby Telegraph reports.
Nisha’s mother, Tammyann Watson, 43, said: It was during a school assembly when a teacher, who I believe has only arrived at the school recently, shouted at Nisha because of her make-up.
The teacher then grabbed her by the shoulder, and when she walked away to go to her own tutor, the teacher in question grabbed her with force with both hands and pushed her back.
Tammyann said this isn’t the first time she has had disagreements with the school over Nisha’s make-up.
Nisha’s mum confirmed that she fills in her eyebrows, but said in her opinion, her makeup was not excessive on Tuesday.
She also said she didn’t hear about the incident until an hour later, when the school called to let her know what had happened.
She said: The school didn’t even ring me until 4pm, an hour after it happened.
Tammyann said her daughter was suffering from shock when she got home, but still managed to go to school yesterday.
She said: I told Nisha not to go to school but obviously it’s her last year and it’s important.
I think she was just in shock that it had happened, but adrenaline kicked in and she wanted to go to school.
The teacher, who Nisha had never seen before, left the Havelock Academy yesterday with immediate effect according to a spokesman from the school.
In a statement, the school said: We are taking this matter extremely seriously and have spoken to our pupil and our pupil’s parents to apologise.
We are conducting a thorough investigation and can confirm that the member of staff in question has left the school with immediate effect.
Her contract with the school has been terminated.
Earlier this month Havelock’s strict uniform policy came under scrutiny after it suspended a number of students when term began because of their hairstyles.
Harry Russell-Humphrey, 13, was placed in isolation after his haircut was ruled to be too short, despite protests from his mother Lisa that he had complied with the school’s rules that hair must be no shorter than a number two crop.
Another mother was forced to take her son to the barber on the first day of term. Danielle Baker was told her son Jack was to be placed in isolation because his hair was too uneven . She took Jack to have his haircut the same day.