|Promoting better toilets for pupils|
What you can do - Resources
This section has resources to help schools keep their toilets clean and in good condition. It also has a guide to help schools manage pupils who have bladder or bowel problems. Most of the documents will open in PDF Format in a new window, so you can print the resource.
You might also find the Printable Factsheets and the School Management pages useful.
The Bog Standard campaign has produced a set of Toilet Checklists for Schools to photocopy and use. Their aim is to promote high standards in the cleanliness and maintenance of pupils’ toilets and to involve pupils in their management. It is recommended that school management and/or pupils carry out a quick toilet check on the pupils’ toilets 3 - 4 times a day throughout normal usage hours, and to carry out more comprehensive checks once daily, monthly and termly. The checklists have a space at the top to record which set of toilets is being inspected.
The Quick Toilet Checklist is designed for quick spot checks by pupils. Each week a fresh checklist should be displayed for the week within the toilet/washroom area, one per set of toilets. Each set of toilets should be inspected and signed three to four times a day (depending on the length and organisation of the school day), including after peak periods of use. The daily checklist is more comprehensive than the ‘quick toilet check’ and it can replace one of these quick inspections.
The checklists are also produced singly to allow individual printing and photocopying of the required checklists and instructions:
The following checklists are in pdf format
Cleaning and hygiene
Bladder and bowel problems
Summary Checklist for Schools of Toilets and Drinking Water Standards
Teaching Materials for KSI
KSI My School Toilets
A simple teaching session to explore pupils’ feelings about their school toilets and to encourage pupils from an early age to adopt good behaviour in the toilets.
KSI Our bodies…and what happens to the food we eat
A session (or sessions) to teach children what we need to eat, drink and do in order to have a healthy bowel and bladder.
Why me? Teaching Materials to Explore Sensitive Issues, Including Incontinence
Curriculum-linked teaching and learning materials to enable teachers and pupils to explore sensitive issues, including incontinence problems as part of PSHE at primary and secondary level.