As parents and educators, we are all very conscious of the importance of our children’s health, hygiene, safety and happiness. The following policy regarding the wearing of jewellery etc. has been devised to minimise the risk of accident, injury or infection during school activities. To encourage this, a representative group of parents and teachers have worked together to develop a policy on the wearing of jewellery, make-up etc.
As a general ‘rule of thumb’ items that are either an unnecessary distraction or a potential danger to oneself / another child, should not be worn to school. If you need to discuss any of the above please contact your child’s teacher.
Items that may be worn:
- Watches (not on swimming days – to avoid loss or damage)
- Plain stud earrings – one per ear
- Simple hair ties, clips or bands
- Any item required to highlight a certain medical condition
- e.g. medic alert bracelets
Items that may not be worn:
- Rings of any description
- Necklaces, ‘chokers’
- Pendants, crosses & chains
- Elaborate hair decorations with sharp points
- Body piercing
- Earrings – other than plain studs
- Body art / tattoos
- Nail varnish
The successful implementation of this policy is an important step in promoting a safe school environment for all children. All families and pupils are asked to co-operate with its implementation. This policy will be reviewed as required.