Far Out Friday: Principal laments parents in pyjamas

by James Reid29 Jan 2016

A primary school principal in the UK has taken parents to task for their choice of attire when visiting the school.

Head teacher, Kate Chisholm, made the appeal after noticing that parents were wearing pyjamas when dropping their kids off at the school gates.

“I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from school while still wearing their pyjamas and, on occasion, even slippers,” read the letter.
 
“Could I please ask that when you are escorting your children, you take the time to dress appropriately in day wear that is suitable for the weather conditions.”
 
Chisholm said some parents had even worn night time attire when attending school assemblies and meetings.

She defended her letter, telling The Daily Mail it was not a judgement but “a bid to set good example for the children”.

“If we're to raise standards it's not too much to ask parents to have a wash and get dressed,” she said. 

Chisholm said she had “loads of support” from the community and people saying it was about time something was done.
 
“If I get the parents on board then we often get the children too and in order to get the best chances for the children we have to raise the bar with the parents,” she explained.
 
“I don't give two hoots how people dress at home, I just think if they're a good role model for their children and want them to get a job and better yourself then they ought to get dressed.”
 

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