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How many teachers have a no toilet in lesson rule?
If they have a pass fine. If it is the first time they have ever asked (previous lessons etc.) fine. If they say they feel unwell fine. If they ask every single lesson and/or go missing for ages not fine. They are then told they can go but will make up the time they missed at break/lunch. Works for me
Depends on school policy. My school is no toilet in lesson time unless they have a medical condition. I sometimes use my discretion and override this if I think a child is really desperate. We have 3 lessons in a row so it can mean no toilet access for well over 3 hours, longer if the child has a long walk to school.
What would you do if a child had a toilet accident in class because you had refused permission for them to go? Not everyone will know in advance that they are starting with a virus / infection. I had a diarrhoea bug the other day which started mid morning. The other thing to think about is how difficult it is to concentrate when your bladder feels like its going to burst!
I think teachers should usually know which child is genuine about needing to go and which are just time wasting. A blanket ban just seems wrong.
Sounds like this is more a behaviour management issue than a genuine need for the loo. Why do they persist in asking you when they presumably know the school rules on it? Do those same kids ask other teachers in the same way? Stand your ground, tell them it's not up for debate unless they'd like to discuss it with the Head (or whoever) and move on.
If the school policy is they aren't allowed then you remind them of this when they ask. Tell them at that point that repeating the request only disrupts learning and so consequences will be issued. At our school that was two warnings and then a detention. Etc etc.
I'm primary and usually say yes or ask them to hang on until end of an activity or break time if it's 10 mins away. But I'm PPA cover and don't always know the children as well as their class teachers do. Our PE teacher doesn't let them at all and then they come to me after PE having drunk lots of water, so another reason I let them.
We weren't told nor was DS that he had to get a toilet pass to be allowed out.
I have spelled out how his school worked extensively on the other thread.
Not all children have access at breaktime or before and after school. Ds only access was lunchtime with long bus journey to and from school and eventual toilet pass was still not great and too little too late. (Long walk to reception to get key to one toilet)