A teacher has been sacked after allegedly pushing a teenage student for wearing too much make-up.
Nisha Roslin, 15, claimed 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.
Havelock Academy, a school 81 miles east of Leeds, has confirmed that a female teacher was dismissed, apologizing to the family.
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.”
She said her daughter was in shock after the confrontation on Tuesday, but summoned up the courage to return to school on Wednesday.
Tammyann said: “I told Nisha not to go to school but obviously it’s her last year and it’s important.”
The family said it was not the first time Nisha had clashed with teachers over her makeup.
But Tammyann, of Grimsby where the school is located, said her daughter only filled in her eyebrows, and did not believe her makeup was excessive.
The teacher, who Nisha had never seen before, left the Havelock Academy “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 apologize.
“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.