Mobile phones cannot be brought into school by children except for an exceptional circumstance which will need a letter from a parent explaining why the phone needs to be in school.
The phone will need to be brought to the school office with the note before your child goes onto the playground. It will need to be picked up at the end of the school day after your child has left the classroom. If a mobile phone has not been handed in and is found by a member of staff, it will be taken to the office and will only be released to the parent of the child. The child will go to reflection for not following the school rules. We will not accept any responsibility for phones, which are lost, mislaid or stolen as they should not be in school.
As a staff, we do not advocate children having mobile phones. We accept the appropriate ages given for children to join Facebook and other sites, which is generally thirteen years of age. We strongly urge parents to check their child’s mobile phone regularly. There are many reports in the press and on news media reporting the bullying which can now go on, mostly undetected, by adults and children. We educate children in these matters and teachers are always open to talk to children about things which are concerning them.
We hope you understand why we have made this decision. Our time needs to be spent teaching your children.