A Fulham mum has called on residents for support after a teacher from Sulivan Primary School in Peterborough Road branded the area 'chav central' on the internet.
Lillie Road resident Nicola Read, 33, complained to Sulivan Primary School in Peterborough Road, Fulham, after she saw the chav insult on the social networking site Facebook. It commented on the area, herself and her daughter Chevonne.
The 33-year-old single mum, who is also a full-time carer for her mother, said the Facebook conversation began when one teacher wrote: "When is it half term??? I am going INSANE I feel sick, bloody chav mothers."
The other replied: "Well we do work in chav central! She's evil and twisted and I may tell her that Chevonne needs a statement! 3hrs left!"
A statement is a report for a child with special educational needs.
On Monday, Miss Read said: "She's insulted everyone saying 'chav central' - she's talking about Fulham as far as I'm concerned. I'm calling on all the mums for their support. It's not nice being called a chav but I can sweep it under the carpet if necessary. It's my defenceless seven year old daughter I'm worried about."
After she was alerted to the comments by a friend last half-term holiday, the mum decided to remove Chevonne, now eight, from the school. Miss Read has now found a new school for her daughter.
"The new school may be a blessing in disguise. She just needs her confidence boosting," she said.
On December 17, the family was sent a letter from the school which promised that written apologies from both teachers would be sent shortly - but nearly three weeks later they have still not arrived.
A spokeswoman for Hammersmith and Fulham Council said the mum would receive the letters 'shortly' but was unable to say whether they had yet been sent.
Head teacher Alison Newbold said: "Both teachers have been reprimanded and appropriate action taken following the findings of a disciplinary hearing.
"I would like to apologise to the mother of this child for what has been a very traumatic episode. We now hope to put this unfortunate incident behind us."