http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092204/Parents-fury-5-year-old-daughter-bravely-battled-brain-cancer-forced-clean-wetting-classroom.html?ITO=1490 What do you think of this incident? I was amazed, on the assumption that the report is largely accurate, that my wife, an EYFS teacher, didn't find it inexcusable. I understand all her considerations of: who else is going to clean up, why isn't the child in incontinence pants, why doesn't she have some special provision, what else had the teacher to cope with that day? But in the end, if someone has to "suffer", it has to be the adult, not the child. What kind of person can make a child clean up her urine, never mind in front of her schoolmates? One may not want to do it, but it is hardly a humiliation for an adult to do so, and schools should have other provision. But my wife accepts it as part of a primary teacher's job to change wet pants, wipe bottoms etc, so I don't know how she has become so desensitized as not immediately to think "poor child" as she would in other circumstances. I'm 70, but I can still see from when I was nearly 7, a classmate raise his hand and walk out to the teacher's desk, asking to "be excused". She told him to stand there, and in less than two minutes a brown sludge began to appear from one of his long short-trouser legs while the tears rolled down his cheeks. Of course, I had no idea what had been in the teacher's head, but perhaps she ought to have recognized - in those days when you did nothing without permission - that getting up and walking over to her indicated urgency; all I knew was that she had done this to him, and I was horrified. I thought this only happened to babies and now had to recognize that it could be made to happen to me. I was so relieved [Oh, unintended pun :- ) ] when I moved to another school at the end of term.