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Discussion in 'Education news' started by loodle1, May 28, 2016.
Don't tempt me sss. I do still wear trousers these days and I love red.
Yes and gives you movement around the knees so you don't have to hobble.
Well thank you, for all who posted. I ordered a couple of outfits! Oh joy!
Oh do let us know which.
May they bring you luck.
On a similar note, I was wondering about how 'acceptable' my make-up would be; generally subtle, but I do like a fairly thick line of black liquid/gel eyeliner (not winged) - I'm starting my SCITT this September.
Side note - it is a Catholic school. I haven't been given specific dress-code guidance yet, but from my time spent there it's fairly, although not excessively, conservative (men in ties but not jackets, women in low heels, generally in a jacket).
PS - Good luck in the interviews, slingshotsally!
Go for it @becca3471
But maybe start slowly? A defined line but not as thick as usual. Then build it up day by day.
Very sensible advice from gdw (as usual). Then you can see how the school reacts before you incur a 'word in your ear' from management.
I'm getting mellow in my old age. I was going to tell you to do as you damned well felt like but then had a flash of inspiration.
Perfect dress for a physics teacher. It'd be the most expensive dress I'd ever owned.
They have dresses for chemists, biologists and computer coder types too .
Brilliant idea @rachel_g41
The maths teacher can even dress her baby appropriately!
Given the temperature & the humidity here today, I am just trying to imagine what it must be like teaching in a classroom with 30+ sweating teenagers (who may not be allowed to remove their blazers), windows which barely open (H&S!) and the sun streaming in whilst wearing a suit, tie, shirt (buttoned up) and socks & shoes - or even tights, shoes, skirt, blouse & jacket.
What is 'professional ' about that?
In my school the rooms on the top floor reached almost 40 degrees last summer. Fans going, windows open, cold water available...and the male teachers were still expected to wear ties. I felt very sorry for them as the female teachers were in (appropriate) summer dresses, no tights, no jackets. Mind you, I felt sorry for the kids in their blazers and ties too. A few of them fell asleep in my lesson straight after their top floor lessons simply because they were so warm (and also, I am boring).
What teachers - and their pupils - wear does not improve their teaching - or pupils' learning. However, it can certainly impede both.
I would be up in arms if the teachers didn't allow my kids to take their blazers off in this heat.
Where I am now the kids don't wear blazers, but when I taught in mainstream a few years ago I would never have dreamt of not allowing a student to remove a blazer or unbutton the top button. Im actually quite fussy about kids not overheating and getting dehydrated!
I even allowed shirts out (gasp!). It never had any adverse effects on behaviour or learning and nobody in SLT objected. My SLT were good I have to say, but I can't get my head round the fact that some don't allow kids to remove blazers! That's got to go against health and safety regulations, surely?
am not good enough to put in photos but I found the last time I interviewed, my more creative look wasn't as suitable as it used to be as schools want more corporate. So I went for the LBD in a stretch jersey which came mid-calf and a red suit jacket with a necklace and mary-janes with stockings (I don't buy heels as I would only wear them for interviews) Do colour your hair and wear appropriate make-up. I also updated my glasses, but only because I needed to anyway.
I shop at M&S (Less as their website and sales are pretty bad now) and ASOS and buy pieces that I can use a lot rather than interview outfits.
Placing pretentious before practicality is such a a PITA
Totally love this- where from?
I googled "maths dress" (I didn't look closely and thought it looked more maths than science) and it's one of the first images that comes up http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/all-eyes-on-unique-dress-in-science