HEADMISTRESS THREATENS TO PUT CHILDREN INTO ISOLATION IF CHILDREN CAN'T AFFORD SCHOOL LUNCHES
A headteacher who was praised as a ‘star’ at Tory party conference is forcing ‘isolation’ on students whose parents can’t keep up with lunch payments.
KATHARINE BIRBALSINGH (WIKI)
Birbalsingh originally gained attention as the anonymous blogger To Miss With Love, in which she wrote about her experiences teaching at an inner-city secondary school. She then came to national prominence after she spoke at the 2010 Conservative Party conference in support of the party's education policies and criticised the state of the British education system. She was asked not to attend her school "for the rest of the week while senior teachers and governors discuss her position". Birbalsingh subsequently resigned after being "asked to comply with conditions that she did not feel able to comply with", according to a report by David Barrett of The Sunday Telegraph. A campaign on Facebook was created to have her reinstated.
GUARDIAN ARTICLE (2012)