Mobile phones and other transmitting/recording devices
We are very fortunate that access to mobile devices is not a regular problem at Ashgate Primary School. Most parents are aware of and adhere to previously shared directives and understand school safeguarding protocols put in place to keep children safe and happy.
It may however be an appropriate time to provide a gentle reminder regarding these expectations.
Any pupil found to have such a device will have it confiscated immediately and it will only be returned to the nominated parent or carer.
Whilst I recognise that some may find security in the knowledge that their child has a phone with them, such devices cause a safeguarding risk if accessed at school, act as a distraction and create complex challenges when lost or damaged.
There is no need for pupils to contact others on school site and if it is necessary to contact you, this will be done via the school office. All Internet and information needs are met through the school’s resources and as such are monitored and filtered.
There may be rare occasions when a child’s parent may want their child to access a phone before or after school. For example:
the device must be turned off once on school site and handed into the class teacher during registration. The staff member will then store this for collection at the end of the school day.
I thank you in advance for your cooperation.