Received an email from a school employee, who I know very well. I have a website that highlights the concerns of a school that had major problems.
They have asked if there is any guidelines on footwear working in schols. It appears they were pulled up by the New Head, who said that She doesnt want staff wearing shoes with a heal (Stiletto type heel). I have made enquires through a couple of unions and they have no knowledge of this subject being raised.
Ofsted also say it is not in their remit.
The concern was that the Head virtually ordered the member to wear flat shoes and when the member replied that they have just as much right to health and safety rules, in that flat shoes cause them back pain, the Head then said they are having an inspection and if the school fails, be it on their Head.
I found this to be threatening in the approach and initial enquiries suggest that the Head is quite out of order. Added to this, the demand was made infront of other staff.
Also note the New Head likes wearing mini dresses and cowboy boots. I am thinking, the green eyed monster may be in play here, as the member is very smart in appearance always.
Has anyone ever heard of this being a H & S issue.