j4yne (j4yne) wrote in teaching_uk,
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toilet trouble!

Ok so the story is that I work at in international fee paying school, and we have just moved into a gorgeous purpose built campus.  The children love the new place, but there is only one problem - the toilets!

Having come from a building where most of the classrooms had at least one toilet joined to them, the children now have to leave the classrooms to go to the toilet, which is now becoming a big deal for them!!  Particularly the boys toilets are ending up in a real disgusting state by the end of the school day.  The big problem is, there are a lot of students using the same tolet block (there are 10 toilets in one room - if you get my point) so we can't pinpoint who it is that is causing the problems.

I wondered if anyone had any suggestions of how to curb this and deal with it, either as a whole class or a whole department.  I've had ;the talk' with my children today, but there is no evidence to say it is actually my children who are doing it!!  It's driving me crazy - every staff meeting and assembly, all we ever seam to talk about is toilets!!!  

We have considered a sign out system so that we know who has been in the toilets and when and how long they have spent there, and I've used that in a previous school which worked.  We never actually had to refer to the records as just the threat of being a suspect stopped it, but many of the staff at this school aren't so keen to do that.

I just wondered if you had overcome any similar problems in your schools, or had a good system in place?

Jayne x

x-posted. 
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