I recently decided that a favourite film of mine would enhance the learning of a Year 5 class I cover on a regular basis (PPA time). It is PG rated. However, even though the BBFC website states: “PG - General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive children.” when I let my SLT know of my idea, I was told that we must get parental consent first. What is the exact legal situation, does anyone know? When I trained to be a teacher (1990s) lecture 1 was all about the concept of 'in loco parentis' where in the UK the teacher is acting in the place of the parent during school hours. Has this changed? Have I missed the memo? because if 'in loco parentis' exists and PG means parental guidance, why must we defer to the parents, before the DVD is shown?