Mobile phones are not to be used or visible in the classroom environment in instances where they do not enhance learning.
This approach is designed to:
Students are provided with the opportunity to place the phones in the receptacles provided by the teacher as they enter the room.
1. In the event that a student is seen using a phone in the classroom after the lesson commences, they will receive one request from the classroom teacher to place it in the (receptacle/return to their bag).
2. Should the phone be seen again, the student will be placed on a white card to monitor use over the next 5 lessons. This will include a phone call home and possible Head of Faculty consultation.
3. Further phone discretions during the White Card period will lead to the student being monitored through a Pink Card led by Head of Faculty. Further contact/meeting with parents. Negotiate with parents to have student leave phone in school safe during the school day for period of Pink Card.
4. Breaches during this period may result in student being monitored through a Blue Card. Further contact/meeting with parents. Negotiate with parents to have student leave phone in school safe during the school day for period of Blue Card.
Staff are not required to confiscate phones, but are to treat breaches as non-compliance.
Staff have the discretion to allow the use of mobile phones in instances where they will enhance learning. These instances are to be clearly articulated to students with identified purposes and timeframes.