Most students now have mobile phones and it is great that the “not seen or heard in the building” rule is followed by the overwhelming majority of our students. The learning in lessons is tough and requires 100% concentration and it is evident that some students’ concentration is being interrupted by the repeated vibration of updates and messages from their phone that is in their pocket.
To reduce this distraction and interruption to concentration we expect phones to be turned off and in student bags or lockers.
For those who are concerned about possible breakages from storing a phone in a bag, students can use our secure digital drop off (a dedicated safe area for students to store phones).
From Monday 20th January, a C3 will be issued to any student who is seen with a mobile phone in the building. Students have had warnings and will be reminded about keeping phones turned off and safely stored during lessons.