hi jon 1985 Your post was very sad and raises more than just the issue of pe kit. It sounds as if you work for a Headteacher who wants the easy life of agreeing to parental complaints without proper consideration. It is ridiculous that a parent can make such an issue of this matter and expect you to be dismissed. It is also ridiculous that the Headteacher is responding in such a way. How would these parents and Heads have responded when only 15 years ago boys in pe lessons were all expected to go topless for indoor pe. Now perverts and paedohilia is seen in everything. In one school I did supply in I came across a teacher who ran football teams for 20 years but wont do so anymore because some parents raised an issue with the Head along the lines of "why would a man want to spend most of his spare time running football teams for the children and other sporting activities" They were parents of children with no sporting interest so had nothing to lose. The Head listened and questioned him about it even though there has never been a problem in 20 years. Needless to say it was a relatively new Head and now they have no extra curricular sport at all so angry and hurt is the teacher. Most sad in your post is the attitude of your colleagues who you say are not backing you. In future if there are any kit problems you cant resolve on the spot send for the Headteacher directly as a matter of urgent Health and Safety. Do that three or four times and you might get some backing. Good luck with what is a very sad and difficult situation.