We are aware that many children bring mobile phones and smart watches to school each day. We have already notified parents that if mobiles phones are brought into school, they must not be used for any function anywhere on school premises, including the playground at any time. Children do know that they must hand their phone to the class teacher for safe keeping at the start of the school day. Phones will be returned at the end of the school day.
In addition, we have noticed an increase in the number of children with smart watches; many of these are synchronised with mobile phones and present a significant safeguarding concern; having functionality to take photographs, videos etc.
For this reason smart watches will not be permitted in school with immediate effect. If a child does bring their smart watch to school, then it will be confiscated by the class-teacher and returned to a parent at the end of the school day.
We do appreciate your support in this matter.