Common sense

SIR - Schools act as In Loco Parentis. Therefore we expect them to act as parents would act, and supervise the children in their care. My grandchildren and great- grandchildren have benefited from free lessons at Torridge Pool, provided by the generosi

SIR - Schools act as In Loco Parentis. Therefore we expect them to act as parents would act, and supervise the children in their care.

My grandchildren and great- grandchildren have benefited from "free" lessons at Torridge Pool, provided by the generosity of the Bridge Trust.

I used to take my children swimming. I would not dream of demanding exclusive use of the changing room, or vetting all who entered. I relied on my own supervisory skills and common sense.

I cannot believe that schools are denying their pupils free swimming lessons because they do not have exclusive use of the changing rooms. Do your job and supervise the children in your care!


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