Category Archives: Uniform

A Blunt Instrument

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo I look down at my workbench. I have a number of tools available to me, to make the sculpture happen. I pick up the chisel and the … Continue reading

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The year I started secondary school, they brought in a new blazer. It was a horrid itchy green wool thing and I definitely didn’t want to wear it. Luckily for me, we couldn’t afford to buy a new blazer and … Continue reading

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Getting the Parents to Behave

This week, a couple of fascinating school uniform stories hit the news. In a speech to the CBI the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said that wearing uniform gives children “a lesson in how to be employable”. In The Guardian, a head … Continue reading

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When I was a kid, we didn’t have much money. So when I started at secondary school, and they brought in a smart new green wool expensive blazer, I got to wear my sister’s old blue nylon one instead. Maybe this … Continue reading

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