[UK] Veils that prevent teachers from seeing pupils’ facial expressions are “not suitable in school”, says head teachers’ leader Brian Lightman.
He was responding to Home Office minister Jeremy Browne’s call for a “national debate” about Islamic veils in public places, such as schools.
But Mr Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, says there is no need for any government regulation.
Schools set their own dress code rules.
And Mr Lightman says such decisions should remain the responsibility of head teachers and governing bodies, working with parents and the local community. (via BBC News - Head teachers against face veils in school)