An important message for parents/carers from Headteacher Mr Harrison regarding the use of mobile phones and headphones in school.
We understand that your child’s mobile phone is an essential part of everyday life and that parents/carers want their children to have a phone on their journey to and from school so that you know that your child is safe.
Within school our students have access to contact home through the Pastoral teams and the main school office and as parents/carers you can send messages to your children by contacting the school office.
As per our current Mobile Phone policy your child is not allowed to have their mobile phone or headphones visible in lessons. This is to ensure students concentrate entirely on their learning. However, some children are choosing to ignore this rule leading to loss of learning time for themselves and others.
Therefore, as of Monday 4 March, if your child has a mobile phone or headphones out in lessons, or arrives at the lesson with them visible, then the member of staff will ask the child to put the phone away. All electronic devices must be completely away before the child arrives at the lesson. If your child then chooses to get their mobile phone or headphones out during the lesson they will be given a half hour correction for that evening. This new addition to school policy is to minimise the interruption to your child’s, and others, learning.
Can I please remind you that as a parent or carer if you wish your child to have a mobile phone or headphones for the journey to school the mobile phone and headphones remain your responsibility. The school does not accept any liability for any mobile phone lost or stolen in school whilst in the possession of your child.
In addition, we would like to remind parents and carers that all communication received is prioritised and treated with equal importance, this includes telephone calls to speak to staff. However, it is not always possible to return calls or emails within the same day due to teaching commitments. Therefore, please do not be disappointed or offended if you do not receive an immediate reply.
Please ensure you have included your full name, email address and telephone number when making a request to speak to staff to enable us to deal with your communication more effectively and you will receive a reply in due course.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Mr Harrison, Headteacher