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Uniform oppression and gender choices

I was at school in the late sixties and seventies where the rules about the uniform were like the head; totally dated and oppressive!

Our skirts had to be no more than an inch off the floor when we knelt; none of this mini-skirt nonsense. 543 more words

Balancing order and sensitivity: where to make exceptions with school uniform

Last week students debated whether they should be exempt from uniform rules if the policies conflicted with their beliefs. The debate was inspired by a recent news story about a Rastafarian boy being sent home for having dreadlocks. 863 more words

Good Morning Little School Girl

This week it’s all been about The Essex Girls (formerly known as Beyond the Beehive). I’ve been editing the book for its new publishers, adding a couple of extra scenes, re-reading it all, reminding myself about Linda and Sandra’s exploits in 1965. 306 more words

The Sixties

Holy cow ... matching colours? Me? A celebrity? 

Panic this morning. Firstly, coming from my side. My husband, Basit, bought me a new charger for my laptop last night and when I tried it this morning, it wasn’t working. 524 more words


Free uniform in bid to raise standards

Originally published in the Mansfield Chad, page 12. September 13.

Students at a Mansfield school have been given a new look – with free blazers and ties given to every pupil. 300 more words

Local Stories

Material Is Immaterial

In a recent article, a school made the headlines for banning skirts in order to make the uniform more gender neutral, which in turn would help transgender pupils. 1,282 more words


Gender in school is about more than uniforms

Guest writer, Hadley, reflects on the issue of gender in relation to school uniforms.

A secondary school in East Sussex came under the spotlight earlier this week after its headteacher announced plans to introduce a more gender neutral uniform policy. 709 more words