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23rd Mar 2018

Primary school teachers ‘controversial and strict’ dress codes to be reviewed

Teachers were not allowed to wear jeans or t-shirts

Olivia Hayes

It is said to be “too strict.”

A controversial dress code implemented in some Community Primary Schools is under review after it was published to the public last week.

According to RTÉ News, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board redrew the code earlier this week and said it is looking into changing it.

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Some of the code included not wearing a skirt above knee length, and not dying your hair an unnatural colour… even some ‘shades of red’ were banned.

Wearing jeans, runners, hoodies and t-shirts to work were also not permitted.

The rules were coined “intrusive and oppressive” by a senior education figure.

Community National Schools are the newest model of primary school, and there are currently 11 in the country.

It has been confirmed that the dress codes were in place in at least two Community National Schools; Scoil Choilm in Clonsilla, and Citywest and Saggart Community National School.