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Dress code and policy

13 March 2014

Ofsted are now focussing on making sure teachers are smartly dressed. So what should we be doing to manage this?

The Teacher Standards expect teachers to act as positive role models and to lead by example and it is the role of school leaders to determine what this means in practice in your school. Don't be afraid to set out your expectations during the recruitment process, induction, and as part of on-going line management. You may even find that involving staff in determining the dress code brings surprising support for smart appearance.

Schools would benefit from having, and communicating, clear expectations of staff dress and a simple policy setting out these expectations is a must.

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