Ds is in prep and teachers supervise the yard from 8.30am (we are advised not to drop off before then) and teachers supervise at lunch/recess. By law teachers must perform their yard duty otherwise they could be liable if an incident occurs. (I work in a high school and due to a family suing the school, we are extra vigilant now).
Anyway today I took Ds to school at the end of lunch and I noticed then when the bell rang, the prep students all line up waiting and the yard duty teachers were walking towards the building (I assume for their own classes). The students were unsupervised for around 5 min until their class teacher turned up. Is this fairly normal? I understand students are often unsupervised at random times (eg- going to the toilet in pairs, retuning something to the office etc), but in this case it's 26 kids lined up.
The main reason I'm asking is because if you've followed some of my posts, my Ds is being tested for possible ADHD or ASD and without supervision / structured time, he acts out and gets into trouble. Apparently with supervision and while working in class he's quite good. At the moment he can't have an aide because nothing's been diagnosed yet. Incidents are occurring while in the line / yard while waiting for a teacher. I can drill him to be kind and keep his hands to himself etc, but no one is there to supervise. Thanks for reading.