Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to update you of a few changes to the college practice as we move forward in raising expectations and indeed outcomes for our students. As ever, we are keen to ensure students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed and as part of this we have reflected on our uniform policy in line with the high expectations we are now putting in place at the college.
With this in mind, we have revised our current policy. This has resulted in tweaks rather than any significant changes but does therefore ensure that staff are reinforcing our expectations across the college more than recent times. Particular changes are with regards to sock colour, jewellery and the appropriateness of the school skirt. Clearly, we do not want students’ learning to suffer as a result of these changes and are therefore writing to you prior to the new launch of the reviewed policy and practice. This will give ample time for preparing students to take to these changes positively. We will be communicating these adaptations and reinforcing our expectations with students during the week beginning the 5 February with the changes taking effect from the 19 February.
I would draw your attention to the attached document which highlights our expectations and the consequences associated with the policy, on which the Principal’s decision is final.
We are, as ever, grateful to parents for supporting the college in enforcing these uniform guidelines with our students. We are proud of our students and our college and the uniform is a very visible sign of how we view ourselves and the expectations we have of those within our learning community.