School Uniform Policy

 

Introduction

 

The school policy for School Uniform was developed and agreed by the Joint working

committee of governors including staff, parents and school councils. It will be

submitted for ratification during the autumn term 2010 for the full agreement of the

new Governing Body. The policy was approved and ratified by the Governing Body

during the Autumn Term 2010.

 

Aims

 

Through this policy we aim to:

 

Ensure that within our school we wish to promote an atmosphere which encourages

effort, enjoyment and a celebration of the achievements of all our pupils. The schools

concern for these high standards is also reflected in the pride we take in our school

uniform and feeling of belonging it creates.

 

The Governing body at Woodsetts Primary school will respect variations to our

school uniform if they are directly related to established religious or cultural traditions. However, any variation will be dealt with on an individual basis and judgements will

remain at the discretion of the Head Teacher and the Governing Body. We also believe that school uniform prevents the inevitable loss of self-esteem caused to individual children should a family not be able or willing to provide the newest, most expensive or fashionable clothing and equipment.

 

1          Uniform

 

In order to maintain a strong sense of identity and belonging within our school, we

require all pupils to wear school uniform which consists of;

 

  • Blue Zip-up fleece
  • Blue Sweatshirt
  • Blue or White Polo shirt
  • Grey or Black trousers – no jeans please
  • Grey or Black skirt
  • Grey Pinafore
  • Black, flat sensible, safe, shoes – no heels higher than 4cm inclusive of any

            Platform

 

2          Summer Options

 

  • Grey or Black shorts
  • Blue Gingham dresses
  • Blue or black cap to protect from the sun

 

3          PE Kit

 

  • White Polo Shirt
  • Plain Black Shorts
  • Trainers for outdoor games only – these may be worn during breaks and lunch.
  • Plimsolls for Indoor PE – this is for health and safety reasons

 

 

4          Jewellery

 

  • It is encouraged that pupils do not wear jewellery to school, especially as individuals become very upset if a treasured piece of jewellery goes missing. Should a pupil have pierced ears, plain studs should only be worn and in order to comply with health and safety regulations, must be covered with a plaster during all PE activities.

 

Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any jewellery

that is lost.

 

5          Watches

 

  • Watches may be worn to school. However, they must be removed and collected by the class teacher before any PE lessons and sent to the school officer in a container for safe storage.

 

Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any watches

that are lost.

 

6          Make Up

 

  • No make up or nail varnish should be worn on nails or toes.

 

7          Equipment

 

  • Pencil cases should be of a standard size in order to not take up valuable desk space.
  • No knives or sharp blades should be brought into the school in any circumstances
  • Mobile phones should not be brought into school without the permission of the Head teacher
  • No medicine should ever be brought to school by a child ~ with the exception of inhalers or epi-pens
  • No ‘swap’ cards i.e. Pokermons, unless there has been phase group permission
  • No inappropriate books, videos or magazines
  • No money should be brought to school unless for a specific permissible purpose
  • Bags to carry equipment and belongings in should be of a reasonable size as space in the cloakrooms is limited.

 

All the items above a readily available from the high street – if parents and carers find

any difficult to obtain any item, please contact the school. Our uniform has been kept

simple to avoid unnecessary expense. We expect all pupils to follow the dress code as written above.

 

8          Hair

 

  • We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour.
  • Long hair should be tied back during Physical Education lessons for safety

 

9          Role of the Class Teachers and Support Staff

 

  • Set a good example in term of dress
  • Remember that in our respective roles we serve the local community as a set of professionals
  • Not wear track suits unless during a morning or afternoon session where Physical Education is being taught.
  • No jeans or denim to be worn please.

 

10        Role of the Head teacher and Governing Body

 

  • The Head teacher to ensure that pupils comply with the uniform policy agreed by the governing body.
  • The Head Teacher has a duty to enforce the school uniform throughout the school community, as part of the duty within maintenance of day to day discipline in the school.
  • The Governing body should be receptive to any reasonable complaint from parents or carers, concerning uniform handling it respectfully, considering fully the issues they raise. Governors should aim to work with parents to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome.
  • The school will follow the DfES guidelines and not consider exclusion from the school where a pupil fails to comply with the school’s rules on uniform.

 

11        Role of the Parents/Guardians

 

  • To ensure that their child / children adhere to the school’s uniform policy.
  • Ensure that they come to school in uniform everyday unless there are special circumstances such as Christmas parties or charity fun rising.
  • Parents and carers should raise any complaints about the school uniform and dress codes with the school pupils and personnel sub-committee of the governing body following the schools complaints procedure.

 

12        Racial Equality & Equal Opportunities

 

  • All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. We ensure that the set uniform respects other policies such as Race relations, sex discrimination and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals. Woodsetts Primary school is committed to creating a positive climate that will enable everyone to work free from racial intimidation and harassment and to achieve their full potential.

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Woodsetts Primary School is part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.  White Woods Primary Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company Number 8589470) whose registered office is at Whiston Worrygoose J&I School, Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham , S60 4AG.

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