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    Hi,

    Is there any dress code; defined for the PGCE students. Are they allowed to wear casuals or just the formals:confused: I hate wearing Tie and formal shoes :mad: though; I have been wearing it for the last 7 years.
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    (Original post by amoghars)
    Hi,

    Is there any dress code; defined for the PGCE students. Are they allowed to wear casuals or just the formals:confused: I hate wearing Tie and formal shoes :mad: though; I have been wearing it for the last 7 years.
    What is it for? Do you mean for lectures or placements or interviews or what??

    I would say it has to be basically what teachers would wear except for lectures.
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    Depends on the school, if you mean on placement. Some schools I know of are fine with jeans, others would want a shirt and suit type trousers (as I'm guessing you're a guy?)
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    (Original post by Rhiani-ani-on)
    What is it for? Do you mean for lectures or placements or interviews or what??

    I would say it has to be basically what teachers would wear except for lectures.
    well, I am an international student and have no clue what teachers or PGCE students wear.
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    For the uni based stuff, student clothes- so very casual. For schools, business dress.
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    Most schools will expect shirt and tie from a male teacher, you should just follow the lead from the other teachers in the school like you'd do when you were a NQT in a school too. Some schools (particularly secondary) will expect a full suit jacket too, whereas others will be fine with an open collar and smart jumper.
    Regardless of whether they expect a tie or not they will certainly expect that you wear proper shoes rather than trainers/converse etc. The only exceptions to the dress code would generally be if you were a PE teacher or a technology teacher, as then it might be more appropriate for you to wear other clothes/foot ware.

    As a PGCE teacher the only difference is you're unqualified whereas the other teachers are qualified. Appearance wise, you shouldn't look any different to them and I'd say initially you might be more formal than the other teachers then you can adapt it when you get comfortable and find out what they wear.
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    Tie might be ok in the UK, considering the weather. Believe me; I have been with tie(s) for the last 7 years in India, where the temperature soars up to 40 degrees. I have developed a kind of abhorrence towards tie. It irritates me and interrupts while working in the Science lab.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    As a PGCE teacher the only difference is you're unqualified whereas the other teachers are qualified. Appearance wise, you shouldn't look any different to them and I'd say initially you might be more formal than the other teachers then you can adapt it when you get comfortable and find out what they wear.
    Thank you for the information. I was planning to throw away my ties. I have to keep it now.
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    I would say it also depends on if your primary/secondary. Primary can get away with a bit more casual than secondary teachers. I remember my mentor on my first primary placement wore black trainers and shirts/jumpers, cant remember ever seeing him wearing a tie. He still looked presentable and smart enough which was the main thing.
 
 
 
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