Birmingham headteacher expels pupil Harry Reid after branding him the 'naughtiest' boy in the school, mother claims

 

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A five-year-old boy has been expelled from a school after the headteacher branded him the "naughtiest" boy she had ever met, his mother claims.

Harry Reid was sent home after a "number of very serious incidents", his school said.

One of the incidents allegedly involved him pushing another pupil into a bookcase.

Harry has now been expelled from St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School in Hall Green, Birmingham.

However, his mother has criticised the move and claims the school ignored her pleas for extra support.

Debbie Reid told the Birmingham Mail that Harry had thrown items around the classroom and kicked out at other children.

But the 34-year-old said the school had ignored a letter from her son's doctor explaining that her son was on the autistic and ADHD spectrum.

She said: "He's been out of school for two weeks now and he's only had seven pieces of work sent home. It's disgusting. They've kicked him out and given up on him.

"He is a really caring, loving child. But the headteacher told me he was the naughtiest boy she had ever met."

A spokesperson for St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School said: "The decision to exclude a child from school is not taken lightly and is only ever an absolute last resort.

"The school has done everything they could to support the child; however, there have been a number of very serious incidents and the welfare of this child has to be balanced with that of fellow pupils and staff.

"We are now working with all parties to find the most appropriate environment that will meet the future needs of the child."

PA

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