Thursday, 9 July 2015

Baby Teachers

This week we've had visits from our new intake of NQT's who are coming to work with us next term.
They can be divided into groups. 
Those who realise they are joining the real world & those who think they are still students.
Some have read the dress code & dress accordingly, some  have read it and think it doesn't apply to them (they are in for a shock).
Then there are those who haven't read the dress code, they are also in for a shock.
I'm running a training course for new and existing staff at the beginning of next term, it will be interesting to see who bothers to turn up, those who don't will struggle. We are having a new system installed over the holiday, most of the existing staff will find it confusing, so the newbies will definitely need to attend, at least half of them won't bother!
DD2 started her new job yesterday, along with 6 other people, she wasn't given any information about dress code & isn't customer facing. She wore black trousers, cream vest top and a thin black cardi.
Three people turned up in jeans and were sent straight home & have lost a shift along with the pay for that shift.

8 comments:

Tracey said...

We don't have a formal dress code where I work, but they bloody should have!
I get SO fed up with a few colleagues who dress appallingly: one dresses like a bloody pirate and a couple of teaching assistants leave nothing to the imagination with their Strappy tops and mini skirts in hot weather!

Jenni said...

As a mother of a year 3 I am fascinated by some of the outfits worn by one or two of the schools teachers, I'm always surprised that they don't see how out of step from their colleagues they are!

50 and counting said...

I pick up shifts in an office environment. You would think a qualified nurse would know how to dress.

Hell, no. I've seen yoga pants, tank tops, ripped jeans. All in the building that houses our health authority.

Whatever happened to the saying: "dress for the job you want, not the job you have?"

kelley said...

We are lucky to wear uniforms to work in the hospital...a well written dress code...many think it doesn't apply to them...they have long painted nails...pants that drag on the ground and are tattered...skin tight knit shirts under the jacket...we are professionals and they (all under 30) are an embarrassment...it would be nice if the policy was enforced...

Janice said...

I retired from our school board after 27 years. When I first started I noticed that the staff wore whatever they wanted. When I asked if there was a dress code I was told that it was up to the principal of every individual school. I have worked at schools where the principal (male) wore either sweat pants or shorts everyday. If he wore a shirt, tie, dress pants and jacket you knew he had a meeting downtown!! Other principals allow jeans on Fridays, some allow them everyday some don't allow them any day. Some allow tee shirts with writing on them others don't. You never know until you get there. Then there are the principals that definitely fall into the category of 'mutton dressed as lamb' with skirts way too short and tops way too tight. I did notice in my last few years that the younger teachers seem to adopt the uniform of yoga wear and flipflops!!

Hard up Hester said...

Every year I am stunned by what clothing our new intake think is appropriate.
I'm all for a bit of pizzazz, one of the teachers in my local junior school wears DM's in a variety of colours & has a pink fringe. I myself have a selection of clothes that would make your eyes bleed, but I don't wear them to work.
The clothing I disapprove of at work is stuff that is torn or dirty, and outfits that show large quantities of flesh.

Hard up Hester said...

Every year I am stunned by what clothing our new intake think is appropriate.
I'm all for a bit of pizzazz, one of the teachers in my local junior school wears DM's in a variety of colours & has a pink fringe. I myself have a selection of clothes that would make your eyes bleed, but I don't wear them to work.
The clothing I disapprove of at work is stuff that is torn or dirty, and outfits that show large quantities of flesh.

Rambler said...

My son was sent home from his Junior School for being improperly dressed; he was wearing clean, pressed jeans because he had fallen and ripped his school trousers on the way home from school the previous day and his only other pair was washed but not dried.
I took him back to school to explain to the headmaster; he sent for my son's Form Teacher, who had sent him home. I cannot tell you about how I exploded when he arrived - wearing slashed jeans, T-shirt and half a dead sheep . . one of those tan coats with sheepskin linings and fringes! Boy, did I let him have it!!!