Over the last few years we have increasingly seen boys in Years 6-8 bringing their own mobile phones into school. Many of them have them partly because they travel to school on their own, which is clearly a positive step forward in terms of independence and congestion around the school site.
With this being the case, we think it would be a good idea if we were to have a record of each pupil’s phone number so that we could call them if needed. One example might be if a boy had not signed out at games and we would like to check if they have left the grounds or been picked up.
We obviously would not be calling them during the school day, as we still expect them to hand their phone in at the school office when they come in and to pick it up at the end of the day. They can pick their phone up before they go to games if they go home directly from the grounds but their phone should not be used until the games session is finished.
Could we please ask that this form is filled in and returned to the office so we have a record of any boys who use phones in school.
I give permission for my son to bring their mobile phone to school. My son understands that the phone must be handed into the school office at the start of each day for safekeeping.
I am happy for his phone number to be kept on record.