Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
There are no religious reasons why he has a mostash and it is not even a proper mostash, as he is only 13 and he is just going through puberty. I would call it a few hair on his upper lip. He told us that this teacher who used to teach him last year has been stopping him in the playground over the past few months telling him that he needed to shave it or else he would get a detention, to be honest we all thought it was just a joke. My son is a very good student and extremely well behaved, loved by everyone at school and never been in any kind of trouble, so we did not think much of it. Today he told him to follow him and he forced him to shave it off in front of the school nurse without asking us for permission. The Head master is appalled and told us there is no such policy in the school, only for six formers, but my son is only in year 8! We have a meeting with the head master tomorrow morning.
what options we have?
We have complained and we have also met with the Head Master and the Child Protection Officer on Friday.
They accepted the teacher in question acted inappropriately and apologized on behalf of the school for the incident.
They wrote a letter stating that they have taken appropriate formal action against the member of staff in line with the school's disciplinary policy, but it doesn't state what that is. The letter also states that they have reiterated to this member of staff that he should not talk to our son again. They assured us it will never happen again but have not specifically told us how we can be certain this will never happen again. We want to ensure our son is in a safe environment when at school and also is there any legal action that we could take against this person, rather than the school?
It is an independent school, does it mean we cannot complain above them?