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Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by mjbb73, May 21, 2007.
Exactly. What did we all do before antibiotics. We didn't.. oh wait...
Literally the best thing I have read today!
Not bad for a post from over 10 years ago! We still confiscate phones for 3 weeks, but I no longer have a PDA
Thought that you may have been rocking it retro style
And when the lad get attacked on the way home from an evening out and can't call 999 or mum?
And when he can't do research online as it's the only device in his underprivileged home?
Yes so do we. This is a lot better than having to take someone's important possession - does nothing to build relationships between student/teacher
Bloody mobiles should be banned completely from schools - they are an endless cause of disruptions and pushing of boundaries in many classes. Teachers who let students use them in class for music or who won't confiscate them when the rules are clear are a bigger problem. The biggest problem however is an SLT who won't tackle teachers who won't confiscate phones.
Feel free to use the above quote in your next INSET on behaviour in your school!
Old comment I know, however the legality is if the parent sign a school to parent contract then unless obligated is binding. Meaning that if the parent has not signed then the phone must be returned at the earliest opportunity or can be classified as theft or ilegal seizure. Also a child carrying a mobike phone would be able to call the emergency services in case of an emergency and would be able to be identified via an ICE number. Phone confiscation without written or verbal consent is ilegal.
You can't take it without consent anyway, unless the student consents or the parent has written consent the student is not obliged to hand the phone over. End of.