Should teachers dissuade their brightest pupils from becoming hairdressers? According to Ofsted, teachers sometimes “deride” pupils for opting to leave school and work as apprentices in beauty salons or hairdressers.
Inspectors questioned 105 young people for a report on apprenticeships published on Wednesday. They found “several examples of bright young people who felt they had been derided by their teachers for wanting to progress to work-based learning, particularly in care or hairdressing, rather than stay on at school”.
One very skilled hairdressing apprentice told inspectors that upon excitedly telling her headteacher that she had received an offer of an apprenticeship with a top hairstylist, the head said to her: “Why on earth do you want to waste your time doing that?”…
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