Charter Academy- change your bathroom policy!
My child is new at Charter Academy in Portsmouth, I have been made aware that children are not permitted to go to the bathroom during lesson time, and the facilities are not equipped to deal with that amount of students so they end up having to queue for their whole lunch and break times if they need to use them. This is leading to children not drinking during the day or holding on until they get home. This is not healthy, and not ideal, especially for young girls. I think they need to get more facilities installed or let the children go to the bathroom in lesson time.
We get to go to the bathroom as adults, even at work when they are paying for our time. Even prisoners get to use the bathroom when required.
I don't understand how this has been accepted for so long.
When parents have complained it's been brushed off due to children vandalising the toilets. Not every child wants to vandalise toilets. Some actually just need to go.
This is a basic human right. Please sign so we can show the school that this won't be accepted. Thank you!