11-yr-old girl on her period forced to bleed through her clothes in class after school staff deny access to bathroom

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How horrible this is..

A mother of a young schoolgirl from Bristol was recently left horrified after witnessing her daughter returning home from school with bloodstains on her clothes. On two occasions, she bled through her clothes because she had no choice – her teachers would not allow her to leave the classroom. The 11-year-old pupil of Cotham School was humiliated by the incidents, thus she no longer feels comfortable to attend school while on her period.
After a few complaints made launched her mother on her daughter’s behalf, the girl has since been given a toilet pass.

“They should not be making young girls feel guilty because she needs to go to the bathroom and sort out her basic care. Now, she’s scared to go to school in case they won’t let her out of the classroom, that’s not what we should be teaching girls,” claimed her mother.

The first incident happened in September, shortly she began her new term in school. During one lesson, she politely asked to go to the bathroom due to her period but the female teacher said no. It was a non-uniform day and she was wearing light blue jeans – the bloodstain was greatly noticeable. Luckily, she had a long jumper which she used to barely cover it – much to her embarrassment and horror.

Later on in October, a male teacher had again, refused to let her go to the bathroom and even told her that should she ask again, she would receive another strike against her name on the board and then be sent to the SL learning classroom instead. Yet, her daughter did not an apology from the school, and the whole issue was made to seem like it was her fault. A spokesperson for the school had argued that it was against school policy to let children out on toilet breaks unsupervised, plus they just needed to show their toilet passes. What do you think of this?

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