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School Uniform?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by HCFC, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Hi all, just a quick post to gather some ideas from more experienced Headteachers out there than myself. How do you enforce school uniform in a primary school if a small group of parents insist on breaking the guidelines set by the school? So far i have spoken to the individual parents to ascertain whether there is a financial restriction etc.. as to why their children are dressed in jeans etc.. but to no avail. I have provided spare clothing for the children to get changed into at school but again to no avail as i have been met with anger form the parents. I am feeling at a loss but determined not to back down. Any ideas or strategies that work in your school? Other than sending the children home to change which i don`t want to do and logistically in a primary school is a no go, im at a loss.
     
  2. Hi all, just a quick post to gather some ideas from more experienced Headteachers out there than myself. How do you enforce school uniform in a primary school if a small group of parents insist on breaking the guidelines set by the school? So far i have spoken to the individual parents to ascertain whether there is a financial restriction etc.. as to why their children are dressed in jeans etc.. but to no avail. I have provided spare clothing for the children to get changed into at school but again to no avail as i have been met with anger form the parents. I am feeling at a loss but determined not to back down. Any ideas or strategies that work in your school? Other than sending the children home to change which i don`t want to do and logistically in a primary school is a no go, im at a loss.
     
  3. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    I'll PM you, as I might risk identification.
     
  4. Hothead60

    Hothead60 New commenter

    I talk to my school about rights and treats. I am head of a small school and whole school treats include things like a picnic lunch, swapping classes etc. A non-uniform day at the end of term would be a treat not a right. But we give ourselves treats for taking our responsibilities serously e.g. working hard, being kind to others, being good ambassadors for our school etc. I make it clear that everyone has to toe the line, and we all have the treat or it doesn't happen at all.
     

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