A significant number of teachers have already commented on how much better behaviour in lessons has become, as soon as we started dealing with uniform issues. A third mother said: What does it take to be a superhead? In order to combat the peer pressure, and stop some girls from feeling more victimised than others, he created the general rule that skirts much reach the knee. The head teacher of the Ryde Academy on the Isle of Wight is so fed up with seeing his female students in short skirts and tight trousers that when girls were found wearing them, he removed them from their lessons. In such circumstances, it must be hard for heads to know which way to turn.
However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future.
Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy
As the temperature soared past 30C earlier this week, the teenage boys had asked their teachers if they could swap their long trousers for shorts. The appropriate length for a school skirt has, for generations, been a daily battleground between pupils, teachers and parents. None of the boys have been penalised — no one was put in isolation or detention for wearing a skirt. The 'short skirts ban' began last month, where Dr Fox told parents that the school dress code was changing. So on Wednesday, a handful braved the giggles and did so. Summer uniforms are only worn for a matter of weeks. It was too late.