The use of mobile phones, or other smart devices is not allowed whilst at school. 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 afterschool detention. Use of such items at breaktime or lunchtime will result in confiscation of item and a lunchtime detention. Items will be returned at the end of the school 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 to 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, will generate greater sanctions.
The IT equipment at school and pupils’ school accounts are monitored regularly; any mis-use e.g. searching for inappropriate material is unacceptable.