MrLeonix wrote:I think children should just not ask for permission to go to the toilet, if they need to go they should just stand up and go without asking permission for it.
This is unsafe, we need to know where they are at all times.
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As a teacher myself, it's frustrating when children are asking to go to the toilet in lesson time because it disrupts their learning and it often sets a chain reaction - once one goes they all want to, especially in the afternoon! That said, you have to take it on a case by case basis. I think you can tell when a child is genuinely desperate and when they just want to waste some time. I tell my class to go at break and lunch but if they need to go in lesson time they can, but they need to make up two minutes at the next break time and stay behind to do two minutes of extra learning - it's interesting how they suddenly don't need it once they remember this.