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Ofsted?Is there any room for wearing red shoes in English schools?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by nick909, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    It's got me thinking.
    What would Ofsted say if they were to talk in now and see teachers not adopting a consistent shoe-colour policy in our school?
    The head sometimes wears red shoes. I wonder now if they're overly agressive and might be seen as threatening, especially to EYFS children who are almost on eye level with teachers' feet.
    Should schools adopt a green shoe policy?
    Have any schools not read a non-conclusive study yet still enforced such a policy simply because it's occurred to someone that red might be bad?
    It's a hot potato alright.
  2. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Not just a hot potato.
    I think the wearing of red shoes is the elephant in the room.
    Especially if red shoes = (as they say) no knickers!
  3. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    As per my contribution to the other thread, in a similar vein I now propose to purchase a collection of shoes in an assortment of colours to see if there are any perceptible effects on children's feeling of self-worth and confidence.

    ( any excuse for shoe shopping[​IMG])

  4. I thought green shoes were already in, your suggestion is a bit late. Don't you wear a green tie? I had to remove my red one, in case I came over as an aggressive teacher, that and the bull in the neighbouring field was getting angry.
  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    People with shiny shoes should not never wear no knickers.
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    And in the interests of ensuring the data you collect is statistically valid, I feel I should repeat the experiment in my school.

    Do you think school will pay for the shoes? Could I get credits for an MA?
  7. Now I feel terrible. I have scarred children for life by wearing red shoes. Please don't tell ofsted. I promise to go and buy some safe, neutral shoes taking account of any children with colour blindness.
  8. Oh, oh, oh... shoes! I'm in. I don't mind undertaking some rigorous and robust research in the interests of gaining a better understanding of the effect of teachers' shoe colour on pupils' self esteem.

  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I have red shoes, red boots, purple shoes and green shoes anything apart from black. The children often comment on them.
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    At my Grammar school we were not allowed to wear patent leather shoes in case our knickers were reflected in them.
  11. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    which would have been solved by not wearing any [​IMG]

  12. Would these red sole Christian Louboutin shoes be acceptable?
  13. Ooh. I'd forgotten my pair of red boots.

    A little bit too high, too pointy to walk around in all day.

    I shall wear 'em Monday. Hah!
  14. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I hope I'm not scarring the children for life when I wear my peace n love shoes.
  15. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    my class love these
  16. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    The thing about red shoes is that you have to dance in them until you drop dead.
    Maybe we should have a Red Shoe Monday just to illustrate the point!
  17. I'm in - I think if we collaborate Minnie we can justify it towards MaST (study on data handling?).
    I have been debating on buying these - now I have the perfect excuse.
  18. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    are we doing the film [​IMG]or the fairytale?
  19. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I didn't think this through, did I?

    Dear Becktonboy,

    Sorry for starting another shoe thread up. I didn't do it on purpose.

  20. You are taking the **** right?

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