A primary school teacher reportedly forces students to fill out a ‘reflection form’ if they are desperate for the toilet in lessons.
Rachel Bentham has come under fire from parents at Norden Community Primary School in Greater Manchester, who are up in arms over her ‘military’ regime that they claim has put their children off school.
In addition to the head’s rule of making pupils file a written toilet request, children are also supposedly made to march around the school with their hands behind their backs as part of an activity dubbed ‘fantastic walking’.
A letter from mums and dads sent to school governors read: ‘It has been reported to parents that children are being denied toilet breaks in lessons, or if they appear really desperate and have gone anyway, they have to fill in a reflection sheet,’ according to the Mirror.
They also reportedly lashed out at the ‘fantastic walking’ sessions which they likened to drills performed in an army base camp or a Victorian school.
A spokeswoman for Rochdale Council said: ‘We are aware of the issues parents have raised and we are dealing with them via appropriate channels and procedures.’
And the governors reportedly said that they will respond to the concerns raised by parents.
At our school the children complete a reflection sheet if they have done something wrong. This sounds ridiculous.
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