Chewing Gum Pupils

Interesting online debates percolating about the Great Yarmouth Charter School and its new Head Barry Smith’s strict rules and regulations.

Trenchant questioning is being sustained by Warwick Mansell @warwickmansell. This is a large, serious debate, but considering the stringency of the rules presented by the school for this new year of operation, I was struck by the laxity – and consequent comic line – in the lack of an accurate use of the apostrophe for Rule No 4 about chewing gum [checked against various newspaper reportings of it, including the natural ally MailOnline]:

4. No chewing gum on site. If found with chewing gum pupils will be placed in isolation. Your children will avoid detentions, isolations, or confiscations if you are a supportive parent.

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