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Discussion in 'Staff, pupil & parent's wellbeing' started by dingbat24, Aug 13, 2020.
Am wondering how common it is for teachers to be told to share toilets with pupils
I've never heard of it before
Why would you be asked to? It seems very degrading and could prove embarrassing. I hope it is not to save money on cleaning.
Potential child protection issue as the staff member could be alone with a child and not within eyesight of other staff.
Extraordinary. What if children were told to use staff facilities?
Not common at all, but not just related to covid.
2014: Largely NASUWT response, with the reason new build schools can get round the issue
2019: Lots of menopause related concerns, don't click if you don't want to know
2019: NEU policy
Teeny tiny ones in lower primary would be impossible!
My school has one new build block with only one male/female/disabled toilet on each of two floors. Not ideal. I only use it when pressed for time as there are other single sex toilets with more than one cubicle elsewhere.
I can't understand why you would need to? Staff toilets are still there and cleaners are in school every day.
Devil's advocate here. School outing in normal times. Stop at motorway services. Do staff and pupils use different facilities?
Some schools have no staff toilets, and staff use disabled toilets rather than student toilets.
Depends how fit you were! In an EMPTY(of children) school, as in when adults were in a school for summer activities, a group of adults got told to use the nursery block toilets. The adults who could squat easily were fine. But that's obviously not the case here-if you were being told to use them only on INSET days, I guess it might be a different story.
Why are your school asking you to do this? How is it related to Covid? Are pupils using these toilets at the same time as staff? In order to allocate toilets to ‘bubbles’ last term in our school pupils were allocated the staff toilets and staff expected to use the accessible toilet. It didn’t create any problems.
No. Staff supervise the children first then when all children out take turns to use the toilets.
If possible, I try to do this the other way round, @dingbat! Staff very quickly go first (in turn, of course) then all children can go. It's not always possible and I know it doesn't make sense at all - public toilets are use by the public - but somehow I really struggle with the idea of sharing facilities with the children in my class.