School Recovery 4: Uniform Update for August 2020

Friday 19th June 2020

In line with public health advice, we plan to temporarily suspend the requirements for students to wear full school uniform when we return in August.

This decision, taken in consultation with Parent Council representatives, allows families time to wash ‘school’ clothes on a daily basis.  By doing this,  and students wearing ‘clean’ clothes to school every day,  we help minimise the risk of virus transfer.

We expect this temporary change to be in place until Phase 4 of the Scottish Government’s route map through and out of the crisis, however this will be reviewed on a regular basis and full uniform may be reintroduced earlier/later as public health advice changes but without necessarily moving to Phase 4.

During this time we expect students to wear smart/casual clothing that is practical for coming to school and engaging fully in the curriculum. Clothing should be of an appropriate style and design so as not to be offensive to others. Students should avoid wearing items that may be a health and safety risk to them or others, such as loose-fitting clothing, jewellery or accessories. Hats, hoods and scarves will be expected to be off or down when within the school building and kept in a schoolbag away from others.

Finally, all students should come to school prepared to learn outdoors,  across all areas of the curriculum,  as a number of lessons may take place outside where virus transfer risk is significantly reduced. PE lessons will predominantly be outside for all students in almost all weather conditions, so again student should come prepared for this.

More information regarding how to acquire uniform in preparation for its reintroduction will follow soon.

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