I was teaching yesterday when I student pointed out that I'd caught a spot on my face and was bleeding. I had blood on my hands. The girls' toilets are just across from my classroom, so I just popped over there wuickly to wash my hands and face. What did I discover? There is no soap in the girls' toilets. A youngster was in there just coming out of one of the stalls, so I asked if this was usual, and she said "Oh yes, there's NEVER any soap in here". My question is this: how are schools taking steps to stop the spread of germs? Is it usual to not give children soap to wash their hands after going to the toilet? I'm appalled by this and keep thinking about the filthiness of this school with 1400 children, none of whom are able to wash their hands during the school day - before eating as well! No wonder there are so many illnesses and bugs flying around! I will most certainly be taking a sick day or two if I feel unwell, and I will be telling the school that it's likely to be their own bloomin' fault!!