The time for children being suspended from school for having dyed hair, excessively tight or short skirts or trainers instead of proper shoes should be early September, the start of the new school year. Tes reports.
This year, by contrast, uniform-based skirmishes have started early.
The Welsh government declared that uniforms in its schools must be more affordable, accessible and gender-neutral. Schools are expected to consider whether uniform should vary for summer and winter, and ask themselves whether school logos are “strictly necessary”.
Brits tend to think schools cannot be good without uniform (despite notable exceptions). The early rebranding of schools into academies was frequently signalled by the adoption of bright ties and blazers (strident purple was de rigueur 15 years ago): such garments were pricey, though digital advances nowadays render logos and badges cheap additions.
Read the full article Does school uniform still perform any useful function?
What do you think? Is a uniform still a ‘leveller’? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin
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