Hi all, this might sound like a trivial comment, but I was wondering if male teachers at other schools are expected to wear a suit and tie in the current heatwave? I teach in a school in London, two weeks ago the weather was extremely warm (over 30 degree on one day I think), and as I was teaching on the third floor of my school, in a room with no air-conditioning or fan, I removed my tie, only later to be told by an assistant head that male teachers were expected to wear ties at all times, and suit jackets outside of the classroom. Female teachers however are able to do without jackets, and wear summer dresses etc, meaning it's a lot easier for them to cope with this hear. The weather forecast is meant to be up to 32 degrees tomorrow, and I have no idea how I'm supposed to teach five lessons a day in a boiling classroom. I was wondering if any other schools had similiar policies, or am I just unlucky? Has anyone ever challenged such a dress code?