Editor’s note: This story is the subject of complaint from Harris Academy Benson

A supply teacher who was allegedly called 'chinky' by students was then kicked out of the school by the head teacher before completing the day.

Rosita Wilson, who is of Chinese origin, was booked in for one day's work last week at Harris Academy Benson in Shirley.

But mid-way through the day the 45-year-old was told by a head teacher to go home due to her own "unacceptable" behaviour.

"When I entered the classroom full of year 5 pupils I had never met before, I saw and heard a group of five pupils notice me and refer to my appearance and race by shouting 'chinky' and 'Chinese'," Ms Wilson said.

"This went on for three times before another pupil was heard shouting 'oh that is rude' and another shouting 'that is racist'.

"I was glad to hear some had recognised the racist and rude effect it had on me and thought I'd highlight how it was inappropriate."

After these comments were allegedly made, Ms Wilson said she attempted to turn it into a life-lesson for the students.

"I asked how they would feel and that if they did that when they were older and were going for a job, then they would not get the job because racist comments are not acceptable," she said.

It was following this that Ms Wilson was called into the head teacher's office and told that her behaviour was not acceptable.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "This individual was engaged as a supply teacher through an agency for a single day.

"Unfortunately her behaviour with our children was found to be unacceptable and she was asked to leave before completing the day.

"Any form of racism is taken very seriously in our schools. Our academy is in a very diverse area of London and our staff and students come from a wide range of backgrounds."

The spokeswoman said there were two other teachers in the classroom at the time of the incident and that no racial comments were made towards Ms Wilson.

"We strongly refute her (Ms Wilson's) version of events."

When asked what exactly Ms Wilson said that was so "unacceptable," the school declined to answer.

The supply teacher said she was only trying to "give advice" to the kids, but left after being instructed to.

"The head teacher said if I had known the difficult and poor backgrounds that the children came from that I would understand that racism is excused and that they can't help it," she said.

"When I said the children did understand because some recognised that it was rude and racist, she just replied that I made a big issue out of nothing."

The supply agency that Ms Wilson works for is now investigating the incident.

''Engage Education have worked with the Harris Federation for a number of years and have never encountered concerns of this kind before," a spokesman said.

"We always listen to the feedback and concerns of our candidates and ensure their wellbeing is taken seriously.

"We are currently looking into this matter.''