Sally Willis, 39, has been banned from visiting Heron Cross Primary in Stoke-on-Trent following a dispute with the headteacher.
BY MATT JACKSON, MILO BOYD
08:59, 4 NOV 2018
A mum has been banned from visiting her children’s school after she fell out with the headteacher.
Following a dispute with senior staff at Heron Cross Primary, Sally Willis is no longer allowed to attend parents’ evenings or other events at the Stoke-on-Trent school.
Although the 39-year-old is permitted to pick up her kids, she has to go through a local authority intermediary to find out how her children are getting on in class, The Stoke Sentinel reported.
Ms Willis claimed the ban followed a complaint she filed with the school objecting to the headteacher sharing her personal information, which she has argued was a breach of data protection.
She said: “I can’t even talk to the school about my children’s education. They have someone working as a go-between who tells me about what is going on.
“It’s very frustrating.”
The problems with the school started when Ms Willis, who was facing redundancy at the time, asked if she could volunteer at Heron Cross as a teaching assistant.
But the headteacher told her should couldn’t because her battles with postnatal depression meant she was a high risk to young people, she claimed.
Ms Willis then lodged a complaint with the school and asked to have her concerns heard by a panel of governors.
However, the school claimed she then ‘verbally’ dropped the complaint – something Ms Willis has strongly denied.