Allow students to have more self identity
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Students are often penalized for having piercings, brightly coloured hair or the wrong coloured coat.
While we accept that uniform is an important aspect of school life, there are more important things to focus on such as pastoral care and education.
Many teachers we have spoken to have stated that they have to spend too much time focused on the way their students look rather than teaching them important parts of the syllabus. The argument often given by leadership teams is that they are teaching us to follow dress codes in preparation for the work place, however upon research we found many people with body modifications such as tattoos and piercings have high paid jobs or are university graduates. Therefore we are petitioning for a change in policy which allows students to have self identity and to express themselves using their appearance.