There is a great opportunity for parents in Wales: offer your views on proposed changes to uniform and bullying policies in schools.
What does the government want to change?
There are currently two open consultations that parents can answer individually. However, we will respond as an organisation to both. We are looking for parents to take one or two short surveys so that we can provide the government with robust evidence of what parents want. The questions in our surveys are tailored to directly address the government's proposals. They are a great way to ensure that you still give your input if you don't have the time to complete the government’s questions and read the supporting documents.
You can complete one or both of the surveys linked to below, depending upon which of the issues are important to you.
1. Guidance to school governing bodies on school uniform and appearance policies
The government is consulting on the affordability, access and availability of school uniforms, gender-neutral uniforms and school uniform items for extreme weather conditions.
See Education Minister for Wales Kirsty Williams answering questions from Parentkind on how Welsh Government ensures they are listening to parent voice and are taking their views into account when setting policies as she discusses the consultation on uniforms.
Take our survey on school uniform policy to help inform our response.
2. Draft guidance to challenge bullying in schools
The government is consulting on its draft anti-bullying guidance and toolkit, which has been developed to prevent and challenge bullying in schools.
Take our survey on anti-bullying policy to help inform our response.
There is an opportunity in both surveys to leave your email address so that we can contact you later to update you about our response(s) to government, plus an invitation to join our Parent Insight Panel and more regularly have your voice heard on the education issues that matter to parents.