Procedure to be followed with regard to a parent's request for special consideration in view of a family's/pupil's wish for a variation to the school rules on uniform or procedure.
The Governors considered this matter at their last meeting and were in no doubt that the rule should be the same at all three Foundation Schools.
Parents should be advised that a request should be sent to the Headteacher of the School that the pupil attends setting out clearly the request.
The Headteacher will consider the request and, if appropriate, will ask the Chaplain to the Foundation to assist the Head at a meeting with the parents and pupil to ‘test' the religious conviction behind any request. If genuine religious conviction is apparent, the presumption should be that permission is given.
The Headteacher will take all factors into consideration including those of health and safety before reaching a decision. If any doubt remains, it should be referred to the Chairman of the School's Committee.
Updated: May 2008