Government makes school uniforms compulsory

A school uniform for every school is among the reforms announced
last week by Education Secretary Charles Clarke.

A five year plan from the DfES includes an order to schools to
introduce uniform, which according to the government “help to
define the ethos of a school and the standards expected”.

The DfES strategy document also proposes that groups of schools,
including Pupil Referral Units,  should collectively take
responsibility for children in their area, with agreed arrangements
for managing excluded and seriously disruptive pupils.

The document sets out plans across education and
children’s services, including Children’s Trusts,
Children’s Centres, workforce changes and extended


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