The use of mobile phones, MP3 players and Smart watches whilst at school is not allowed. Phones should be handed in to reception or placed in bags and turned off.
Use of such items in lessons will result in confiscation of item and after-school detention. Items will be returned at the end of the day.
Use of phone or MP3 player at break or lunchtime – confiscation of the item and Pastoral Lunchtime detention. The item will be returned at the end of the day.
If a pupil’s phone rings during a lesson, the phone will be confiscated. This will be the only sanction if the pupil admits to it being their phone. If the pupil lies about the phone, resulting in greater disruption in the lesson, the teacher may issue a detention.
Refusing to hand over any such items when requested will result in greater sanctions and will be treated as defiance. Repeat offences, or if pupils are found to be taking images with these items, whilst in school or on the school bus, this will generate greater sanctions.
It is not advisable to bring items such as these into school. The school cannot be held responsible for any losses, however they may occur. If pupils need to bring a mobile phone into school, it should be an inexpensive model, turned off and n their school bag or locker.