It always amazes me the number of people who find it necessary to wear steel toed boots/shoes. I 've worked in schools for getting on for twenty years now and haven't come across a situation that would require safety boots. I guess I've been lucky with the tie thing as well, I've never got it caught in anything, mainly because I've always tucked it in my shirt if I find myself in a situation where it may be in the way. I reckon it's just an excuse by those who don't want to wear one.
If i'm at one of my primary schools, smart shoes, black trousers and a grey branded polo. If im in the office, it's meant to be a suit and tie, but not warn a tie for 2 years at work - and it lead to the fight when we stopped wearing them in the office, after they kept getting in the way. The SLT finally agreed that it was probably a health and safety risk and let us not wear them.
Summer it's whatever we want to wear, as long as it's suitable for the work you are doing (i.e. not high heels if you aren't going to be behind the desk for the whole day etc)
NM & assistant NM full suit. Techs wear shirt and trousers.
Last place Techs wrote school branded polo shirt
If I was asked to adhere to a strict uniform policy then I would do so, as long as my employer supplied me with the uniform. I didn't ask for any special treatment, just because I may come across as "not the norm".
Last edited by Zoom7000; 13th June 2014 at 10:32 AM.
Trousers, shirt and shoes for me. Inset days and holidays is jeans/shorts and tshirt/polo. All staff wear what they want in holidays and inset except the site team who wear there provided uniform.
I wear a black jumper, shirt, no tie, Shoes and black Trousers. I'm allowed to wear whatever on holidays when the kids are off and I can wear what I want like today when sports day is happening or we have our summer fare!
Oh it's supposed to be shirt and tie but I often go without and no one has yet given me a telling off, I believe there is some EU equality ruling that stipulates you can't force men to wear ties because you don't force women to do so, or so i've been told in the past. So they can request you wear a tie and make life unpleasant over it but they can't discipline you for not wearing one.
Might be wrong I took what was told to me at face value and never looked into it so YMMV but it's never caused me trouble.
School hols, shorts and t-shirt
Last edited by Bananas; 13th June 2014 at 11:55 AM.
'Office Smart', I believe is the terminology.
Cargo/Smart trousers, shirt, tie. Dress code has been introduced since September.
Ironic, really, as on my first day here (nearly eight years ago) I wore a suit, shirt and tie as I'd always done when going to work, and I was politely asked not to wear it the next day as 'The kids might think you're a teacher'.
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