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Response submitted to the Welsh Government’s consultation on guidance to school governing bodies on school uniform and appearance policies

February 21st 2019

The Bevan Foundation has submitted its response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on guidance to school governing bodies on school uniform and appearance polices

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The Welsh Government has recently held consultation on its proposed Draft Guidance to school governing bodies on school uniform and appearance polices. Whilst welcoming some of the provisions within the Draft Guidance, the Bevan Foundation has called for some improvements in our response, to ensure that it protects families trapped in poverty across Wales. In our response we have called on the Welsh Government to:

  • Develop a more rigorous measure of “affordability” so that schools across Wales are held to the same standards
  • Strengthen the language of the Draft Guidance to ensure that all schools comply with it in full
  • Ensure that compliance with the Draft Guidance is regularly monitored, with opportunities for low income families to feedback whether they believe that their school uniform’s affordable or not

To read our response in full click here.

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