Mobile Phone Permissions
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 Children, please read the information below and complete the form at the bottom of the page.
PUPIL MOBILE PHONES AT FAIRLIGHT PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL
AIMS AND PURPOSES
Parents should discourage pupils from bringing mobile phones to school on the grounds that they are valuable and may be lost or stolen.
We recognise that in Years 5 and 6 that mobile phones may have a part to play in securing pupils’ personal safety before and after school and on journeys to and from school. Under no circumstances will pupils be allowed to take mobile phones on school excursions.
Parents need to consent to their child bringing their mobile to school and need to ensure that they, and the child, the information included here.
Pupils that bring a mobile phone to school, must ensure the phone is switched off during the school day and handed in to their teacher at registration
Parents of Year 5 and 6 pupils need to complete and submit details via the Fairlight Primary school website https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/school-office/medicine-administration/mobile-phone-permissions
If your child brings a mobile phone to school they do so at their own risk. The school accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage whilst the device is on school premises.
Inappropriate use of a mobile phone
If a pupil is found taking photographs or video footage of pupils or staff within school with a mobile phone, this will be regarded as a serious offence and the phone will be taken and not returned to the pupil until the images have been deleted. The parent or carer will be contacted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). In the rare circumstance that there is evidence of harassment, the phone will be confiscated and retained in a secure place so that any images or recordings can be used as evidence if required.
Pupils who infringe this agreement may not be allowed to bring their mobiles into school.
On the first infringement the mobile phone will be confiscated and taken to a secure place within the school office. The pupil will be able to collect the mobile phone at the end of the school day and a record will be made of the incident and a letter will be sent to their parent/carer.
On the second infringement the mobile phone will be confiscated and taken to a secure place within the school office. Parents will be notified and the pupil; will not be permitted to collect the phone without the parent/carer’s consent. If a parent/carer is unable to attend the school they are permitted to phone and give verbal consent for their child to collect that phone and must speak to a member of SLT. The incident will be recorded.
On the third infringement the mobile phone will be confiscated and taken to a secure place within the school office. Parents will be notified and the pupil; will not be permitted to collect the phone without the parent/carer present. After the third infringement the school will withdraw the agreement to allow the student to bring the mobile to school.
Damien Jordan, Head teacher
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND AM AWARE OF THE PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR MY YEAR 5 OR YEAR 6 CHILD TO BRING THEIR MOBILE PHONE TO SCHOOL.
BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW, I AM AGREEING THAT I HAVE READ AND AGREE WITH THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES.