1. ITV Report

Anger as school girl told to remove hair braids

Chyna Sullivan

The mother of a school girl from Kent says she was horrified when her daughter was told by a teacher that her hair braids were extreme and against school policy.

Chyna Sullivan, who's 14, changed her hair style at the beginning of the new term.

Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne has now changed its policy, after an online petition attracted more than 32,000 signatures.

Upon receiving the petition, the school replied with the following statement.

"Governors agreed this evening to remove all the previously stated examples of what might be seen to constitute an “extreme hairstyle” from the school’s uniform policy, leaving the decision to be taken by a single designated senior member of staff. "

Earlier, ITV News Meridian spoke to Chyna's mother, Leanne Sullivan and Alan Brookes, the headteacher at Fulston Manor School.

The petition received 32,720 signatures

See the full report by Tom Savvides here. It includes interviews with Chyna Sullivan and her mother Leanne Sullivan, as well as interviews with the Headteacher of Fulston Manor School, Alan Brookes, and Carol Stewart from the Medway Black and Caribbean Association.