I'm due to start a Post 16 Assistant Position in a school on Monday. (Sixthform assistant)
Although it's mainly admin duties, I will be liaising with the students from time to time and helping them with gaining work placements, ucas ect.
I did some work experience in Secondary School before but as thats a few years I'm a little out of touch and have only done office work since at a marketing firm.
What is usually the dress code for staff?
I understand formal, no vest or low cut tops, but are they quite strict on skirts and blouses? Is it always shirts and trousers/skirts or can you wear a smart looking top to with a cardigan?
This may seem like a really silly question, but I'm a bit out of my depth here and my last job let me wear jeans!
I really want to make a good impression Monday, as my boss is hoping to put me on the schools direct programme after a year of service, so I need to be on top form and presentable as possible for my start date!
Dress code!! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2016 23:16
- 14-04-2016 23:20
A line skirts No. Pencil Skirts are okay.
Blouses are fine, t-shirts definitely not.
Honestly there are quite a lot of things. Button ups and trousers or a skirt work fine. Just look at what teachers where normally.
- 15-04-2016 07:44
At my school a top with cardigan and trousers would be fine. I generally start jobs being very smart and gradually dress down! Think I pretty much wore what I'd wear to an interview for the first day. Lost the jacket on day 2 and swapped the blouse for a smart tshirt top on day 3.
- 15-04-2016 19:37
Most sixth forms nowadays have a business attire rule for the students - so you have to look smart yourself.
You want to look smart, and not blend in with the students.