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16 Feb 2016

Another warning for parents picking up or dropping off their children to school, don’t let your child wee in the playground

 

A primary school headteacher in Somerset has been forced to remind mums and dads about the importance of ‘toilet etiquette’.

Headteacher Kay Church of Hannah More Infants’ School in Nailsea, wrote home kindly asking parents to stop their kids from urinating in school grounds.

In the newsletter, Mrs Church wrote: “Sadly, it has been brought to my attention that at the end of the school day a small number of pupils are allowed by parents to urinate in the school playground.

“Clearly this is totally unacceptable behaviour particularly as all pupils and families know where the toilets are in school.”

She said ‘a small number of parents’ had raised the issue with her, adding: “If parents have concerns we deal with them and the matter has been addressed immediately.

“This type of behaviour is not at all representative of the school. Our ethos is growing and learning together, aspiring to excellence.

“We all work hard together to make both schools a brilliant place to be.”

It is understood the issue is now due to be discussed by the school’s governing body when it meets this week.

Chair of Governors Ann Tonkin said: “This type of behaviour is unacceptable in what is a public place.

“Not only that but it is very unhygienic if children are urinating in areas where other children play.

“If an adult was to behave in the same way in a public place there would be consequences. Parents need to ensure that they teach their children that it is not acceptable to urinate in a public place.”

In recent weeks, a headteacher in Yeovil wrote home to say some pupils were arriving for class in a ‘pretty shocking state’.

A school in Darlington had to take similar actions.

The head at Skerne Park Academy appealed to parents to take time to get dressed in the morning and stop doing the school run in their pyjamas.

Kate Chisholm said her aim was to help set a good example for those attending her school.

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