Mobile Phone & Associated Technology Policy & Parent Consultation
You will remember that when I wrote to you in June I made you
aware of my concerns regarding an instant messenger application
(app) for mobile phones called Kik. This raised the subject
of mobile technology and its place in school given the related
issues mobile phones clearly create for students. This is in
addition to the financial strain these devices can place on you as
parents due to peer pressure, as well as other associated problems
re bullying and harassment. I said in June that I would be
coming back to you to seek your opinions on the appropriateness of
allowing mobile phones in school as we cannot 'police' these risks
effectively on your behalf. I am increasingly aware from you
as parents that you are keen to see me take assertive action and I
myself believe that phones are becoming more problematic.
Therefore, we need to work together to address this problem before
it grows any further. Please complete the survey below so
that I am fully informed of your views. As your Headteacher,
I am more than prepared to enforce a full ban in support of you if
that is what the consultation concludes.
Please complete the survey below by Friday
30th September at 3pm.
Mobile Phone and associated technology parent
- I support a full ban on mobile phones and associated technology
from the Academy site.
- I support students bringing mobile phones and associated
technology onto the Academy site and agree that it must be turned
off on arrival to school and cannot be seen at any time during the
school day including breaks and lunchtime. If found, the
mobile phone and associated technology will be confiscated and
parents only must collect. If lost or damaged for any reason,
parents will take full responsibility.
As a parent partner, please comment in the section provided
should you wish to express additional views in relation to this
Note: Mobile Phones and associated technology include camera
phones, mp3 players, head phones, speakers and any other electronic