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What should I wear to work in a school?

At Apollo Teaching Services we don’t have a dress code for staff to go into schools. We want all of our staff to be comfortable and happy in what they are wearing. We understand that you need to be able to move easily, and undertake practical activities. But if you’ve spent time out of a classroom environment or you’re an NQT, knowing what to wear can be a tricky and sometimes stressful decision.

We want to take the stress away.

These ideas are for all teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who are new to the profession, or simply need some more classroom outfit inspiration.

Comfort is key.

You want to look smart and presentable, but the ability to move around easily is a must. We know how active your role can be, so you don’t want to clothes to restrict you.

Hopefully this post will give you some ideas to help you expand your wardrobe.

Please note: this is by no means a ‘uniform’ or definitive list of outfits as we fully understand that every person is unique, and everyone has their own style. We simply want to give anyone who might be struggling a nudge in the right direction!

There are several points you need to think about when picking your outfit for the day:

  • Practicality
  • Comfort
  • Smart

We’ve got some examples to show you below, but for more inspiration, please head over to our Pinterest page where you can see a board of suggested outfits.

We’ve gone for a selection of smart-casual outfits that are formal but not restricting, and most images show toning colours that could form the basics of a capsule wardrobe.

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