Panel discussion with Professor Reina Lewis of London College of Fashion, Claire Drucquer, a religious studies teacher and Patrick Moriarty, the Headteacher of JCoSS.
Context of the event
The premise that school uniforms encourage good behaviour among school students is unquestioned by many in the UK today. However what happens when dress codes ‘mission creep’?
Increasingly dress codes are being used to regulate the behaviour of teachers and parents as well as students in faith schools. In non-faith schools, local community norms can produce a de-facto dress code, policed by student peer groups in the playground and parents on the pavement.
About the speakers
To discuss what constitutes today’s school wardrobe, Professor Reina Lewis of London College of Fashion brings her Faith and Fashion series to JW3 to ask teachers, parents, and students if and how what they wear can cross the school gate.
To consider the nuance of school wear, Reina is joined by a panel including Claire Drucquer, a religious studies teacher who, as schools coordinator for Three Faiths Forum, works with people of all faiths and beliefs to build new intercommunal relationships, and Patrick Moriarty, the Headteacher of JCoSS, the UK’s first pluralist Jewish Secondary School who, himself training for ordination as an Anglican priest, has a keen interest in interfaith dialogue.
Thursday 12th March 2015
18.30 – 19.30 - followed by a reception
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET Please note that this event is not at our usual venue.
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UNDERGROUND:Finchley Road (Metropolitan, Jubilee) and West Hampstead (Jubilee)
OVERGROUND:Finchley Road & Frognal and West Hampstead
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