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Schools: Teachers

Volume 697: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any proposals to change the standard of dress of school teachers. [HL673]

The Government do not regulate standards of dress for the school workforce and have no plans to do so. This is a matter which is best determined at local level as part of the general terms and conditions of employment agreed between employer and employee. In doing so, our view is that a dress code should be relevant to the individual setting, taking into account the requirements of the post and equality and diversity matters.