Welsh schools caught short on toilet provision

For context, I am a parent of two children at school in South Wales. One in primary school, and one at high school.

About six years ago, several things caught my attention.

One was an increased public awareness of the extent that women and girls are victims of sexual harassment and assault. Movements like ‘Me Too’ and reports in publications like the TES highlighted a culture in which girls seemed to be subjected to sexist/misogynist bullying, ‘unwanted touching’ and sexual assault in schools. It was endemic, and overwhelming. And schools seemed to accept this almost as ‘standard’. Girls of school age I knew seemed almost resigned to it. This appalled me. Continue reading “Welsh schools caught short on toilet provision”