This week at school we are making a huge effort to get students to wear the uniform properly. It has been slipping and slipping and has become unrecognisable from the uniform that was worn when I first worked there eleven years ago. I think this issue is about so much more than clothes. It’s about pride, respect, and standards, all of which should be raised. It also means that those students that want to look smart, clean, and tidy will not feel conspicuous, but are able to concentrate on their learning a little more rather than worrying that they will be called names because their tie is knotted properly or their shirt is tucked in! Let the work begin!