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Post by Steve » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 11:15am

here's a good one been in the job 14 years tattoos and all ,I've now been told I cant show my tattoos of must be covered ,well I only wear tee shirts ,, what do you think

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Post by Jubbs » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 11:20am

I bet a parent moaned about it at a P/T meeting.

As long as they are not offensive I don't see anything wrong with it, in fact, if it makes a kid ask about them and finds out its done with a needle it may discourage them in the first place.
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Post by HappyLad » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 11:28am

I don't have any myself, but i'm not fussed either way. I guess LA's/HT/Govs change their opinions overtime, and after 14 years maybe there is a reason they want them covered up. If they're not in anyway offensive, and i guess they're not or you'd have been asked to cover up before, then maybe you need official guidance on where you stand with this new directive. Is it local or county wide?
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Post by UnderPaid » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 12:00pm

Your school should have a dress code for employees, if so check it. If it does not mention tattoos then tell them you will cover them up if the dress code is amended. But make sure they know that it must involve ALL staff including the CO's with the little tattoo on their ankle or wrist then they might back down.
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Re: tattoos

Post by jay » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 12:06pm

Our federation dress code is...
No visible tattoos.

Mine (3) are all on my upper arms so are covered by a polo shirt sleeves. :smiley:
N=R* x Fp x Ne x Fl x Fi x Fc x (1+Nr) x Fm x L
(If you and I were in the staffroom, it would be the only even prime number.)
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Post by browncoat » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 12:08pm

No visible tattoos allowed here.

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Post by EBJ » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 12:35pm

I know women with a lot more tattoos than men have and a few at my old school did. :hatoff:
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Post by Harry » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 12:43pm

I think our dinner ladies have the most in our school, what a state they look. :icon_tongue:
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Post by Dennis The menace » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 1:08pm

I don't have any but this happened a couple of years ago. A new Teacher was told he had to cover one up on his arm by the governors. He responded by saying then how his it the then head could have one showing on his neck. The head did have most of it covered but not all. We now have a new head and a new policy. No seeable tattoo's.
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Re: tattoos

Post by Keyolder » Tue, 24th Jan 2017, 1:14pm

No visible tattoo's allowed here...
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