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      Missjemred
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      Going to the toilet during lessons.
      Jan 29, 2018 04:20:21 pm
      I teach year 6. I don't let children go to the toilet during lessons. Would you have a problem with this rule for your child.
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      Reply #1: Jan 29, 2018 04:26:26 pm
      I teach year 6. I don't let children go to the toilet during lessons. Would you have a problem with this rule for your child.

      So you are happy to let them wet themselves or even worse?
      Missjemred
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      Reply #2: Jan 29, 2018 04:30:10 pm
      So you are happy to let them wet themselves or even worse?

      They are 10 and 11 they won't wet themselves. If they have a note from the doctor about a medical problem fine. They have breaktimes to use the toilet.
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      Reply #3: Jan 29, 2018 04:34:31 pm
      I teach year 6. I don't let children go to the toilet during lessons. Would you have a problem with this rule for your child.

      If they were desperate than yes.Do you trust them ? 
      Missjemred
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      Reply #4: Jan 29, 2018 04:39:21 pm
      If they were desperate than yes.Do you trust them ?

      They will soon be in secondary school. They should be able to manage their toilet needs at breaktimes.
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      Reply #5: Jan 29, 2018 04:47:34 pm
      They will soon be in secondary school. They should be able to manage their toilet needs at breaktimes.

      Sorry miss/sir/gender neutral/god knows/ delete as appropriate
      Missjemred
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      Reply #6: Jan 29, 2018 04:52:53 pm
      Sorry miss/sir/gender neutral/god knows/ delete as appropriate

      I am a Miss. You don't approve I take it?
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      Reply #7: Jan 29, 2018 04:56:30 pm
      Well - you're the boss and you make the laws in the classroom. My teachers in primary school weren't afraid to lay the law down in terms of when or when not to go to the toilet. Didn't do me any harm.

      And look at me now - I piss myself regularly. (joking)
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      Reply #8: Jan 29, 2018 04:56:39 pm
      Mental

      If they need the toilet that should be able to go

      I've been leading a full day work course today. As I said to them if they need to go then go

      It's a basic human need
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      Reply #9: Jan 29, 2018 04:58:24 pm
      I am a Miss. You don't approve I take it?

      No it's just your name says miss but i  looked at your profile to confirm. and it says male.
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      Reply #10: Jan 29, 2018 05:03:40 pm
      No it's just your name says miss but i  looked at your profile to confirm. and it says male.

      edit:

      Actually it does say female?
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      Reply #11: Jan 29, 2018 05:07:16 pm

      It does now, any more of this i will be a eunuch
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      Reply #12: Jan 29, 2018 05:07:35 pm
      Mental

      If they need the toilet that should be able to go

      I've been leading a full day work course today. As I said to them if they need to go then go

      It's a basic human need

      Agree.

      I let my staff go to the toilet if they need to as long as we're quiet.

      Can't imagine telling a primary school kid they can't go to the toilet.
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      Reply #13: Jan 29, 2018 05:10:50 pm
      I teach year 6. I don't let children go to the toilet during lessons. Would you have a problem with this rule for your child.

      Yes I do.

      My child suffered like this at about that age and it massively impacted his confidence.

      Human beings go to the toilet when they need to go not when someone else says it’s ok.

      To do otherwise is de-civilising.

      I’m afraid you’ve got that one wrong. Utterly wrong.
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      Reply #14: Jan 29, 2018 05:16:26 pm
      Agree.

      I let my staff go to the toilet if they need to as long as we're quiet.

      Can't imagine telling a primary school kid they can't go to the toilet.

      I remind them to go at break. There are never more than a couple hours between breaks.
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      Reply #15: Jan 29, 2018 05:18:55 pm
      I remind them to go at break. There are never more than a couple hours between breaks.

      I remind my staff to go on their break as well.

      Guess what?

      They forget or don't need to go then. So I let them go if they need to.
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      Reply #16: Jan 29, 2018 05:24:04 pm
      I remind my staff to go on their break as well.

      Guess what?

      They forget or don't need to go then. So I let them go if they need to.

      They are fine with the rule. Like I say 10 and 11 year olds should be capable of holding a wee until their break.

      I had one of the parents in last week because her daughter was bursting on the way home. She asked 5 minutes after lunch and why not go before her journey home if so desperate?
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      Reply #17: Jan 29, 2018 05:30:43 pm
      They are fine with the rule. Like I say 10 and 11 year olds should be capable of holding a wee until their break.

      I had one of the parents in last week because her daughter was bursting on the way home. She asked 5 minutes after lunch and why not go before her journey home if so desperate?

      They're obviously not fine about it if you have parents complaining.

      Listen, you do what you feel is right but I just think it's harsh.
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      Reply #18: Jan 29, 2018 05:34:28 pm
      Feels like you’ve asked for feedback Jemma but really wanted validation......?

      Out of interest can I ask if you’re a parent as well as a teacher? That might change your perspective.

      Anyways - good luck in your career the world needs quality teachers. I hope you’re one the “good guys” 😉
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      Reply #19: Jan 29, 2018 05:50:27 pm
      Feels like you’ve asked for feedback Jemma but really wanted validation......?

      Out of interest can I ask if you’re a parent as well as a teacher? That might change your perspective.

      Anyways - good luck in your career the world needs quality teachers. I hope you’re one the “good guys” 😉

      No not a parent. What difference does that make?
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      Reply #20: Jan 29, 2018 05:51:39 pm
      They're obviously not fine about it if you have parents complaining.

      Listen, you do what you feel is right but I just think it's harsh.

      Do you think it is acceptable for children to be leaving for the toilet 5 minutes after lunch?
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      Reply #21: Jan 29, 2018 05:53:56 pm
      Do you think it is acceptable for children to be leaving for the toilet 5 minutes after lunch?

      If they need to go yes.

      Obviously I'd explain to them in future to try and go and lunch time but if they need to go they need to go.

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      Reply #22: Jan 29, 2018 05:54:54 pm
      I have never had a child wet themselves.

      Parents wouldn't be best pleased if I left for the loo during lessons would they?
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      Reply #23: Jan 29, 2018 06:01:10 pm
      If they need to go yes.

      Obviously I'd explain to them in future to try and go and lunch time but if they need to go they need to go.

      It does them good to get in the habit. It is always nicer to have a wee after a long wait anyway.

      The toilets are just outside the room if they can't remember to go at break it is not my problem.
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      Reply #24: Jan 29, 2018 06:02:40 pm
      No not a parent. What difference does that make?

      I wouldn't want you being my kids teacher
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      Reply #25: Jan 29, 2018 06:05:06 pm
      I wouldn't want you being my kids teacher

      Why? Because I'm strict and don't want lessons distrusted.
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      Reply #26: Jan 29, 2018 06:05:36 pm
      Excuse my ignorance but is this policy down to the teacher or is it the school's policy or do they just leave it to your discretion?
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      Reply #27: Jan 29, 2018 06:05:52 pm
      You should let them go, but, if a certain child makes an habit of it then I can see it becoming annoying when you are trying to teach a class... in a perfect world maybe a hallway staff member who can escort them to the bathroom door and back making sure its not just to wonder around, but that costs money I guess so it's not an option...
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      Reply #28: Jan 29, 2018 06:07:32 pm
      Excuse my ignorance but is this policy down to the teacher or is it the school's policy or do they just leave it to your discretion?

      Teacher discretion. If they have been to the toilet at break they shouldn't need to go during lesson time.
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      Reply #29: Jan 29, 2018 06:11:06 pm
      You should let them go, but, if a certain child makes an habit of it then I can see it becoming annoying when you are trying to teach a class... in a perfect world maybe a hallway staff member who can escort them to the bathroom door and back making sure its not just to wonder around, but that costs money I guess so it's not an option...

      The thing is it is like a chain reaction. If you let one go they all suddenly need to. It is easier to just to have a firm breaktime only rule, they then either learn to go at break or sit with their legs crossed.

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