Police were called to a school play to calm parents down after the teacher bashed their children’s “rubbish” acting.
Students as young as seven were reportedly crying when they were blasted by their teacher during the Christmas show.
According to Metro, Headteacher Vicky Meadows is accused of “raging” at the young students, saying the play was not good enough and they were misbehaving.
Dad Chris Bewick, 39, said: ‘It was the Christmas nativity but after the parents had gone they were all dragged back and the head told how disgraceful they were. ‘The children were devastated and were crying.’
Another parent said he was proud of all the children’s acting in the performance at the Windsor Clive Primary School in Ely, Cardiff.
One parent commented, “All the parents were clapping and cheering at the end and we were very proud of all of them. ‘They are little children and it’s a school play – no one’s going to win an Olivier award. ‘There’s always one child that makes you go “awwww” but that’s the nature of the school play – it’s the same every year.”
Chris says he and several other parents have tried to contact the school but have had no response. So, 30 parents gathered at the school gates to demand an answer and the police had to be called to calm them down.
Lee Robinson, a father of two, said “The headteacher told them they had done brilliantly in front of the parents. ‘But my son said afterwards they were told that they were absolutely rubbish and if they didn’t behave better they would be given bread and water at the Christmas party.’
A spokesman for Cardiff Council said: Some parents have alleged that, following the Christmas concert yesterday, pupils were spoken to in an inappropriate manner. The school refutes this.If any parent has a complaint, we would expect them to use the appropriate channels to raise their concerns through the school’s complaints procedure.”