Portchester Community School in Fareham has forced a school girl of 14, Kada Jones, to either sit alone in isolation or stay at home because she is too big for school uniform, saying that her skirt does not match the school’s requirement.
After the summer holiday, Kada returned to school for her first term in year 10, and had to wear a skirt different from what the school asked for because of her big body size.
Due to this, Kada wears a size 24 – 26 Aldi, a different colour from the school’s grey pleated knee – length skirt, she used to wear this same skirt to school in the previous year without anyone frowning at it.
But this term the School authority is asking her to abide by its dress code or go home. The school’s headmistress said that the new skirt totally goes against the rules on how their students should be dressed. It should be noted that Kada defiled the rule and went to school on Wednesday, September 11, before she was taken out of the classroom
The young teenage girl has been dampened by the incident, saying she does not know what she has done wrong to call for the way she is being treated.
“I’ve been crying for the past five days – I don’t understand, I’ve done nothing wrong. “People get put in isolation because they have done something wrong; they’ve been treating me like I’m not even a human being. All I want to do is go to school,” she said .
Her mother Carleen Jones said her daughter is medically fit and has been sulking about the whole issue. She said that she is not dressed like a punk rocker and that the skirt she has on is similar to the one asked for by the school, and is of the same length and size.
Does Kada deserve to be treated as such?