WEEKLY NEWS

4 October 2016

18 school associations in Spain have got together to protest against skirt-only policies. See El País’s report here.

 

13 June 2016

The Guardian, BBC Radio 4 and other media outlets have also covered the wonderful news that 80 UK state schools have gender-neutral uniforms. See The Guardian’s report here.

 

12 June 2016

The Week Magazine, in its ‘Ten things you need to know’ section, has written this excellent piece of news: “Dozens of state schools have introduced “gender neutral” uniform policies that allow boys to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers. The 80 schools, including 40 primaries, have either dropped distinctions between girls and boys in their dress codes or have actively rewritten their uniform code to say that pupils as young as five can dress in the uniform in which they feel most comfortable.”

 

10 June 2016

Many congratulations to TfA member Elly Barnes for her MBE for services to equality and diversity, given this week. So glad for you, Elly, and for the very necessary work you are doing. As Elly says in her statement on this website, “Equality is the key to success”.

 

7 June 2016

The BBC reported that girls are wearing shorts under their school skirts to avoid sexual harassment, MPs have heard. All the more reason for girls to have the right to wear trousers if it makes them feel safer or more comfortable.

 

9 March 2016

Claire Hale and Katia Chornik will discuss the Trousers for All campaign at the Manchester JustFest festival of social justice. They will speak at the Talks Tent, which will be located at Dilworth Street Carpark, in front of the Contact Theatre and adjacent to the Main Stage tent, just to the south of the Academy on Oxford Road. This will be the closing talk of the programme, and it is expected to begin at 3.30 pm. For more information, please click here.

 

5 February 2016

BA Female Cabin Crew, have won the right to wear trousers at work. Apparently they used to be able to wear  trousers, but in 2012 the rules were changed and trousers were banned (except for religious and medical reasons!).

Matt Smith, the Regional officer for Unite, the Union that supported the staff said:

‘ British Airways stance was unbefitting of a modern airline in the modern age, and demonstrated that Unite will not allow cases like this to go unchallenged’

Too right Matt !! Oh that you were the Minister for Education

 

 22 January 2016

Brighton College Sussex, a top Independent School has changed its uniform policy so that girls can wear trousers and boys can wear trousers. There will be two uniform styles Uniform A – with trousers and Uniform B – with skirt. pupils can choose what to wear. Well done to the Head and management of Brighton College.Brighton College Sussex, a top Independent School has changed its uniform policy so that girls can wear trousers and boys can wear trousers. There will be two uniform styles Uniform A – with trousers and Uniform B – with skirt. pupils can choose what to wear. Well done to the Head and management of Brighton College.

 

30 November 2015

Pam’s school finally caved in and from next term the children at St Patrick’s School Preston will be able to wear trousers

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