So teachers intend to strike later this term. Except that it won’t be a strike as such. They are just planning to refuse to attend meetings, fill in forms, invigilate, cover for absent colleagues or lead extra-curricular activity because, they say, they don’t want to disrupt children’s education – which is, of course a contradiction in terms.
This week children and teenagers all over the UK will be packing their new pencil cases and grabbing their school bags ready for the new school term in the UK’s 30,000 or so schools.
What is it about the British and school uniform? Forcing children into corporate dress has, in my not inconsiderable experience, absolutely nothing to do with discipline, contrary to popular belief.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter