In the interest of health and safety appropriate kit should be worn for P.E. activities by both pupils and staff. Acceptable kit is that which presents no risk of injury to the wearer or other children.
EYFS White T-shirt, black shorts and pumps.
K.S.1 White T-shirt, black shorts, socks and trainers.
K.S.2 White T-shirt, shorts or leggings, socks and trainers.
For outdoor PE lessons, pupils may choose to wear tracksuit bottoms and a jacket/hoodie to ensure they are warm enough.
It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that what the children wear is safe and appropriate and will present not risk of injury to the wearer or other children.
Personal effects including jewellery, piercings, religious artefacts, hair slides and watches should be removed for PE lessons in order to establish a safe working environment. Teachers should give verbal reminders to all students and visually monitor the group at the beginning of the lesson. If items cannot be removed, teachers should take action to make the situation safe. This may include adapting an activity in some way. For earrings which cannot be removed, taping may be used to provide some form of protection. It is the teacher’s decision to ensure taping is satisfactory to permit safe participation.
Children and staff with long hair should always ensure it is tied back using a suitably soft item to reduce the risk of entanglement in apparatus and prevent vision being obscured. If children with long hair don’t have a bobble, the school will provide one.
Failure to produce appropriate kit
Children who don’t have appropriate kit in school will be able to borrow some from school. Each phase will have a box of spare shorts, t-shirts, socks and trainers that can be used in these situations. Parents should be informed that their child did not have appropriate kit.
Staff PE Kit
It is expected that teachers change for P.E, or come to school dressed appropriately, for the safe delivery of a PE lesson. This should include suitable footwear. Where possible jewellery should be removed and hair should be tied back.