School to ban kids who are not toilet-trained

June 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 4 (IANS) A group of parents here have turned an agitated lot after a primary school threatened to ban their children if they were not sent properly toilet-trained.

Headmistress Patricia Deus warned parents that her teachers were spending hours every week helping children as old as five to go to the loo. Many are still wearing nappies, Daily Express reported Saturday.

Writing to parents of all children aged three to five - known as foundation stage - at the 332-pupil inner-city Trinity Catholic primary school in Vauxhall, Liverpool, Deus said: “We have at the school a number of children entering foundation stage who are not properly toilet-trained. Unless your child has been diagnosed with a medical condition, it is not our job to toilet-train them.

“This is a parent’s responsibility and you may be asked to keep your child at home and work with them until they are fully toilet-trained.”

Her ultimatum was backed by health experts who said it was “not the job of teachers to wipe children’s bottoms”.

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