School uniforms can reduce peer pressure at school for the latest clothes and help children feel settled and prepared for school, but they can be costly for parents.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at our support for a bill to limit school uniform costs and the associated media coverage.
Today, Wednesday 5 February, we announced a package of support for the further education workforce to help strengthen recruitment and retention within the sector.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at adoption trends in England, Local authority school uniform grants and class sizes.
Our school uniform policy is clear that a school must have regard to its obligations under equalities legislation.
Our guidance states that uniform items should be easily available for parents to purchase and schools should keep compulsory branded items to a minimum. The guidance is clear that schools should avoid single-supplier contracts, but where schools do choose to enter into such contracts, they should ensure these are subject to a regular competitive tendering process to ensure value for parents.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at Lord Agnew’s opinion piece for the Times about tackling bullying and intimidation in schools.
Today’s Education in the Media looks at the report by UCAS on university applications and the continued coverage around uniform policies in schools.