In order to maintain high standards of pupil behaviour and classroom management and to ensure a purposeful learning environment which will allow all our pupils to achieve their potential, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our practice.
To this end, we are no longer able to support the use of mobile phones in classrooms for our BGE pupils (S1-3). Therefore all mobile phones and earphones should not be visible at any time during classroom lessons or in corridors between lessons. They should also be switched off during these times so there are no interruptions to learning.
Mobile phone use by pupils in the BGE (S1-S3) will only be permitted in the Hub dining area during morning interval (10.45-11am) and lunchtime (12.40-1.20pm).
Attached is the letter that we are sending home today. We thank you for your support in this matter and are confident that this change will improve your young person's learning experience.