Leadership

Toilets For All Genders

Research from the US is driving the move to create all-inclusive toilets. Jory Debenham reports on why they’re important for schools and what aspects are crucial for school leaders to consider when creating more modern, student-friendly spaces.
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Inclusivity is at the heart of much of modern educational practice, and for many schools and students, the public toilets are a glaring reminder of attitudes and models of a past era that don’t necessarily serve the realities of today’s existence. Bullying, smoking, vandalism and criminal activity have often flourished in these spaces, making them unusable for vulnerable students. Many schools and organisations are redesigning their washroom spaces to enable all students to have access to the toilet – a basic human right that is often denied due to the realities of life for many youths.

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