School Uniform and Apperance Policy 2014

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M:\Governors\Governors Records 13-14\Spring 2014\Curriculum & Pupils\School Uniform & Appe arance Policy 2014.Doc Introduction It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school prospectus (Appendix 1) . Aims and objectives Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:  promotes a sense of pride in the school;  engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;  is practical and smart;  identifies the children with the school;  prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;  makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;  is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;  is designed with health and safety in mind. Jewellery & Piercings On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. This includes piercing of any type or description, including but not limited to ear, lip, tongue, nose or belly button piercings. Extreme haircuts The school does not permit children to have haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children such as patterns shaved into the hair, dyed h air and “Mohican “style haircuts. We also do not allow children to wear excessive hair gel as this has health and safety implications. Final judgment on what is classed as an extreme hairstyle rests with the headteacher. Footwear The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We require all children to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list. The role of parents We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. The role of governors

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