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user1496049313 Mon 29-May-17 10:27:38

On Friday dd year 7 had a lunchtime detention. Halfway through she asked to visit the loo and was told she would have chance to go before the start of afternoon lessons (no problems). However when she got to the toilets just outside her technology classroom (she had double tech) they were locked. She explained to the teacher that they were locked and needed the toilet, she said she should have gone at lunchtime. Dd explained she had detention and the teacher wouldn't let her but the teacher said it was her own fault for getting detention and refused. My daughter had to hold on for a double lesson and even told the teacher she was desperate but was told no.

MaisyPops Mon 29-May-17 10:30:26

I don't think I've ever put a biscuit on a thread, but biscuit

How many bloody toilet threads are people starting in the last few weeks?! Have people got nothing better to do than start the same old discussion over and over again.

MaisyPops Mon 29-May-17 10:31:42

This is also the poster's first post.


user1496049313 Mon 29-May-17 10:32:40

Didn't realise the subject had been discussed just upset the teacher said no knowing she had been stuck in detention

MaisyPops Mon 29-May-17 10:38:52

It's been done to death lately and another poster has just had a thread deleted. I think that thread was deleted yesterday.

If you have a real issue then why not search the millions of threads already on it instead of starting another bun fight thread.

SavoyCabbage Mon 29-May-17 10:39:16

There are a fair few threads on this yes. Possibly because some posters would like nothing more than people sharing stories of people wetting themselves when they can't get to a toilet.

It's not good for your dd that she found herself in this situation. If it was my dd I would tell her that in future she should be late for a lesson or that she should walk out of the lesson. Obviously there would be consequences to both of those and I would tell her that that was tough really. Life isn't always fair sadly.

hippyhippyshake Mon 29-May-17 11:30:04

Note to dd - always go before lunchtime detention. Ether before or after her lunch. As she will well be aware, the toilets will be locked for the afternoon session.

Misspeters Mon 29-May-17 13:25:58

Should have gone to the toilet before detention. Secondary pupils should not be going to the toilet in class. The technology teacher was right to stop her, I don't let my year 3 class use the toilet in lessons. Let this be a lesson for her not to get detention as it means she misses the opportunity to have a wee.

Misspeters Tue 30-May-17 08:56:24


Much more sensible advice would be to agree with the teacher and tell them to make sure they go to the toilet at break times and don't get detentions.

UnmentionedElephantDildo Tue 30-May-17 09:16:57

Why did she not find a loo between the end of detention and classroom registration?

It is pretty normal for only one set of loos to be open (other than at break times) and if that's the procedure at your DD's school, then she needs to plan accordingly. So go before detention, go between detention and registration, go between registration and lesson; and go to the loos which will be open.

She will have been told which loos are available outside break times,. If she has forgotten, tell her to ask

MaisyPops Tue 30-May-17 09:52:26

Much more sensible advice would be to agree with the teacher and tell them to make sure they go to the toilet at break times and don't get detentions.

You would think.

Misspeters Tue 30-May-17 12:39:40

I have never known a lunchtime detention to be the whole of lunch anyway. Children are usually given time to eat and use the toilet. If she did not take the chance then that is just tough.

MaisyPops Tue 30-May-17 12:44:23

They're never the whole of lunch.

Dear me, I've had complaints that I keep a child back 3 mins when it was fish and chip day and he was at the back of the queue. He was very disappointed and mother wanted to know why I enjoyed being cruel to children and she wanted me to apologise to her son. I did not such thing and told her maybe her son would have gone on time had he not been messing around with his mate during packing away time.

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