With the new initiative of mobile phones being banned in school, there will undoubtedly be questions that parents/carers will have. Please find below frequently asked questions:
What do I do if I need to contact my child during the school day?
- If you urgently need to contact your child through the school day, you should contact the school office via email or phone call and we will get a message to your son/ daughter.
What happens if my child needs to contact me?
- If a pupil needs to contact you, they can visit their pastoral support manager, main reception or, if it is medically related, the first aid room to make a phone call at break or lunchtime.
When can I collect the confiscated phone?
- These will be available to collect all day from the main school office until 16:00, after this time a member of the site team will be available to assist you until 20:00.
I cannot get to the school to collect my child's phone, what should I do?
- You can arrange for another responsible adult to collect the phone on your behalf. Phones will not be released back to pupils under any circumstances.
I wish to buy a basic phone, which one should I get?
My child's phone has been heard in their bag, but they wasn't using it.
- Under the new policy, phones should be switched off at 08:30 or before. Therefore phones would not be heard if is was followed. The phone will be confiscated.
What happens if my child's phone gets damaged?
- Phones and any other valuable items that are brought into school are the responsibility of the pupil themselves. This is more reason for pupils to only bring a basic model phone to school.
Can my child use their phone at break time and lunch time?
- No phones should be seen or heard throughout the course of the day including break time or lunch time.