Mum does the school run in her pyjamas to protest against Head Teacher

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Karen-Routh-pyjamas-mum-yjaA mother dropped her child off at school after the Head teacher sent a letter out the day before stating not to drop the children off in pyjamas.

The child’s mother only did this to protest against the Head teacher. Kate Chisholm, the Head teacher- at Skerne Park Academy, Darlington, is prompting the adults to dress properly to set a good example to the pupils at her primary school.

She only just noticed the increasing amount of carers dropping students off at the school in pyjamas, when they turned up in slippers and dressing gowns. Karen Routh, from Darlington, went against the Head teacher’s wishes and turned up in red pyjamas.

The parent said “I didn’t have time to get dressed; my mind was set on getting my daughter, Holly, to school”. She said that she had cramp in her leg and could only just put her coat on, she didn’t want Holly to be late to school and the most important thing is that she gets there on time. The mum pointed out that it doesn’t matter what parents wear, the main thing is that the children get to school on time.

Do you agree?

By Alice

Manor Leas Junior Academy

5 Responses to Mum does the school run in her pyjamas to protest against Head Teacher

  1. Mrs Lockwood January 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Ooooh interesting article Alice! I would love to wear my pyjamas everyday, very comfortable but not sure they are appropriate for work? What about you?

  2. matt January 27, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Interesting article Alice, I’m not sure where I stand on this one? I agree with the Headteacher but also agree that the main priority is surely to get the kids to school on time every morning.

    YJA Co-Editor

  3. admin January 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I wonder if this was a one-off, Alice? I suspect not.

    I also read that some mums have even attended a school production in pyjamas! Where is the pride and what example does it set for young people?

    Bill T

  4. Kelly January 27, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I agree with the mum. I don’t think it sets a bad example. I have driven lots of places in my pyjamas. I would never actually go to the shop or anything in them but for dropping people off or to go to friends or families houses I don’t see an issue. Mums are generally busy people and should be respected for all the hard work they do.

  5. Ruby February 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I agree with the mum because it doesn’t matter what the parents wear , does it ?