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This policy has been written to reflect the School Ethos Statement:
At High Ham we are working together within a
to create a happy, secure and stimulating environment which fosters a Christian foundation for life long learning.
School Policy annual review framework:
As a school we have decided to review every school policy once each year, in the Spring term. This means we can make sure we are up to date and new Governors as well as members of staff are also aware of current policy/practice. When a policy is reviewed a Governor will read and edit it on behalf of the FGB. Any significant changes will be raised by the Governor taking responsibility for the review and discussed at the Spring Term Sub-committee meetings. A member of staff will also take responsibility for the policy review and will refer to colleagues as and when appropriate to ensure the policy reflects practice.
Staff member responsible for review:
Date the review took place: 24th January 2011
Governor responsible for review: Graham Cheetham
Date the review took place: 02/02/2011
This policy was signed off at a FGB meeting on: 4th April 2011
On behalf of the Governors, signed by:
On behalf of the Staff, signed by:
It is our policy that all children should 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.
Aims and objectives
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
promotes a sense of pride in the school;
engenders a feeling of community and belonging;
is practical and smart;
identifies the children with the school;
is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be);
makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents;
has been designed with health and safety in mind.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance.
Watches are allowed. We ask the children either to remove these objects during PE and games, or to cover them with a plaster.
The school does not permit children to have haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; these are appropriate for sport or as leisurewear, but are not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.
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. Parents should 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 religious objections, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. Similarly, should an item of school uniform prove problematic for a pupil with disabilities, then parents are invited to draw this to the attention of the headteacher. The school will not treat pupils with disabilities unfavourably.
The role of governors
The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding this policy, and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all national regulations concerning equal opportunities, and that our school uniform policy is consistent with our policy on equal opportunities.
Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and review
When monitoring this policy, through its committee work, the governing body will:
seek the views of parents, to be sure that they agree with the policy, and support it;
consider with the headteacher any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensations;
require the headteacher to report to the governors on the way the policy is being implemented.
This policy will be reviewed by the governing body every two years, or earlier if considered necessary.
After School Childcare Additional Note:
This policy is reflected in the practice of the school after school childcare club as well (High Ham monkey Madness).
Policy Impact Statement:
As part of our single equality scheme each school policy reflects the checklist relating to how the policy impacts on minority groups of people as outlined in the scheme.
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