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SCHOOL HIRES STAFF TO STOP LAVATORY BULLIES

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A school is hiring two attendants to prevent pupils from smoking or bullying in its lavatories, reported The Sunday...
A school is hiring two attendants to prevent pupils from smoking or bullying in its lavatories, reported The Sunday Telegraph (p16).

Bingley Grammar School in West Yorkshire will pay its new staff£9,500 a year each to monitor its pupils' behaviour and has even built special cubicles to help them keep watch. It says the move is designed to ensure that children can use the lavatories without fear. The

attendants will also be expected to carry out cleaning duties, removing graffiti and litter.

Anti-bullying campaigners expressed doubts about the move, warning that it was likely to shift bullying to other areas of the school. The Secondary Heads' Association was also sceptical. It said that the task should be carried out by teachers and suggested that the money might be better spent elsewhere.
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