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PE01411: Reforming Uniform Policy in all Scottish local authority schools by producing mandatory guidelines that they have to follow in their uniform codes

Education

Petitioner: Luca Scarabello

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 14 November 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform School Uniform Policies; by stopping gender-specific uniforms and changing clothes worn for uniforms to more comfortable, less physical-restrictive, more affordable and practical garments.

Petition History:

Summary:

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Association of Head Teachers and Deputes in Scotland, School Leaders Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (512KB pdf)

21 February 2012: The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Youth Parliament to consult its members on the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (429KB pdf)

15 May 2012: The Committee agreed to agreed to refer the petition to the Equal Opportunities Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

12 June 2012: The Equal Opportunities Committee considered petition PE1411 by Luca Scarabello, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform School Uniform Policies; by stopping gender-specific uniforms and changing clothes worn for uniforms to more comfortable, less physical-restrictive, more affordable and practical garments. The Committee noted that schools have a responsibility to comply with equalities legislation by adjusting school uniform policies where needed; further noted that local authorities are responsible for schools' compliance with legislation, and agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 12 June 2012 (415KB pdf)

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