Hmmm, feeling a bit bad actually. I'm not normally one to massively rock the boat, nor enter into discussions on these teaching forums (at least recently - I usually just don't bother these days). However, mainly out of chore avoidance, I am going to add my tuppence worth (politely yet assertively) on a thread of my own making about the drabbily dressed teachers of young impressionable children. You know what I mean - the sensible short hair-cut going defiantly grey, the saggy sensible trousers with the elasticated waists and the shapeless top covering the shapeless bum. Invariably topped off with a comedic brooch in lieu of any adornment that is actually an adornment. I am against all this in that I think it's unnecessary, lazy and a bit sort of defeatistly lower middle-class - attire as a statement of whinge as it were ..... this and those godawful sensible Ecco sandals on buniony old feet. I would also like to point out that some people may have preconceived ideas about the background and motivational powers of these drabbies. Yes, that does sound pretty bad but come on, haven't we all judged at one point or another?!? Anyway in short, I question why parents would allow their children to have role-models dressed in sacks - after all presentation and smart dress codes are part of the twenty-first century workforce. Yet again teachers are out of step with what is required and normal elsewhere in the real world of work. I'm sure you'll all agree.