Primary school kids ‘forced to fill out a form if they want to use toilet’

Headteacher Rachel Bentham
Norden Group Primary School headteacher Rachel Bentham (Image: MEN)

A head mistress has been accused of working ‘military academy’ insurance policies at her major school.

Dad and mom stated their youngsters had been being deterred from going to Norden Group Primary School, in Rochdale, due to strict guidelines.

They had been particularly involved kids had been being made to fill out behaviour reflection sheets after being allowed to go to the bathroom.

A letter despatched by dad and mom relating to new headteacher Rachel Bentham’s insurance policies was obtained by the Every day Mirror, it stated: ‘It has been reported to dad and mom that youngsters are being denied bathroom breaks in classes, or if they seem actually determined and have gone anyway, they have to fill in a reflection sheet.

‘Why stigmatise children with having to fill in a reflection sheet about a bodily function some children are only just learning to control?’

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Headteacher Rachel Bentham has come under fire from parents at Norden Community Primary School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Rachel Bentham has come underneath hearth from dad and mom (Image: MEN)

Mums and dads additionally stated they had been involved with a ‘fantastic walking’ observe on the school the place youngsters marched with their palms positioned behind their backs.



They added this was Victorian-like and shouldn’t be a part of a modern-day school and posed a well being and security danger as a result of kids wanted their arms to stability.

A dad or mum added kids had stated ‘all the fun has gone out of school’ following the implementation of the brand new insurance policies.

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Primary school kids have to fill out reflection statement if they want toilet General view of Norden Community Primary School
Norden Group Primary School in Rochdale (Image: Google)

School governors defended Ms Bentham, saying: ‘The letter publicly makes a number of allegations about the integrity and conduct of our headteacher, allegations that could potentially result in further action being taken against individual parents/carers.’

They stated they would reply to complaints if they had been made by the proper channels however felt Ms Bentham was dedicated to working with dad and mom to present the perfect atmosphere for his or her youngsters.

A Rochdale Council spokeswoman stated: ‘We are aware of the issues parents have raised and we are dealing with them via appropriate channels and procedures.’



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