Class R2 (Reception and KS 1) safeguarding information for pupils
KS 2 Class 3 and Class 4 (ages 7 - 11) safeguarding information for pupils
Bringing devices and “technology” in to school.
Digital watches and fitbit style wristbands. - Digital and analog watches are encouraged because they aid children in learning to tell the time and sequence events during the day, which are life skills. Fitbit style wristbands are also encouraged as they help children in the same way as watches but also encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Any items that can do more than tell the time or count steps are not allowed as they often become a distraction and are capable of doing things that may not be appropriate in a school setting, such as recording people's conversations, taking photographs or playing electronic games. Some of these activities are in contravention of the schools consent system for the use of a child's identifiable digital image.
Mobile phones are not required by any children while in school. If you need your child to have access to one immediately after they have left the grounds then I am happy to discuss this on a case-by-case basis. Please ensure that your child is not bringing a phone to school without prior consent.
Tablets - children do not need to bring their own tablet to school unless it is part of a strategy for meeting an educational need as agreed by the school.