Something more to St Hilda's demotion
THE EDITOR, Sir:
What is really behind the action of the St Hilda's principal with regard to Jade Bascoe's demotion? There must be something more that we don't know.
Surely, before making such a drastic move, which, no doubt, embarrassed and traumatised the girl, her mother should have been called in. The possible conflicts of interest could have been explained, and Jade's membership in the Jehovah's Witness denomination could have been confirmed or denied. Furthermore, the local pastor could easily have verified Jade's status.
If we have heard the whole story, I would have little confidence in the suitability of the principal in question to hold her present position.
It can only be hoped that the insensitive manner in which the matter was handled will not seriously erode this bright young lady's self-esteem.