The King’s School defends new uniform to simulate lifting …

December 26, 2016 - School Uniform

19:32 26 Dec 2016

Rob Gammon, headteacher of The King’s School


Parents in Ottery St Mary have lifted some concerns over proposals

The King’s School’s headteacher has shielded skeleton to change uniforms to simulate an ethos of ‘raising expectations’ in all areas of education.

Scores of relatives took to amicable media to criticism on proposals – underneath that students could be approaching to wear white shirts and blazers from Sep 2017 – with many lifting concerns about compared costs.

Although a final preference on a matter is nonetheless to be made, samples of new wardrobe have been put out to spontaneous consultation, sparking regard from some about either a change will strike already cash-strapped families.

The proposals have separate opinion among parents, with some welcoming a pierce to ‘smarter’ uniforms that will set a some-more unchanging standard, while others argued it is ‘a rubbish of time and money’.

Some of a concerns lifted enclosed a probability that a chapter for leather boots would be during contingency with beliefs of vegetarians and vegans, and fears that blazers are costly to reinstate if mislaid or stolen.

Headteacher Rob Gammon said: “We resolutely trust that a propagandize uniform has a profitable purpose to play in contributing to a ethos of a propagandize and environment an suitable tone.

“Whilst there is most to applaud about a school, we are not restored and continue to be desirous for a propagandize and a students. We essay to be one of a best schools in a nation and, as a result, we have a transparent concentration on lifting expectations in all areas of propagandize life – including uniform.

“I have approached a ruling physique to get a management to try a change in uniform to one that reflects a expectations and aspirations of a propagandize and a community.”

The ruling physique has concluded a propagandize can commence a examination of a uniform and pronounced students and relatives will be rigourously consulted as shortly as there is a organisation proposal.

It is expected any change would be mandatory for a new year 7 intake 2017/18 and The King’s School will find a views of relatives and students before creation a final preference about a impact of a proposals on other year groups within a school.

A cost comparison will be supposing with a conference request and information about a support on offer to families who face financial problems will be published following any preference done by a ruling body.

Mr Gammon – who took over as headteacher in Sep – pronounced The King’s School is committed to ensuring that a uniform is practical, gentle and affordable, with costs in line with other schools in a area.

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