Mobile phones are not permitted in school
Ty Gwyn does not allow learners to bring phones into school.
The reasoning behind this is to improve focus on learning, to reduce misuse of phones during the day (in lessons and to access unsuitable material) and to ensure these expensive items are not lost or damaged during the day.
We understand some pupils may occasionally need, for a specific reason, to bring a phone to school (perhaps going to a relative's house after school), if this is the case, please ring/email school in advance. Your child will be expected to hand the phone in to senior staff on entry, it will be boxed and retained safely until the end of the day. Should your child need to speak to you during the day for any reason, they will be allowed access to a school phone in privacy.
Should a pupil refuse to comply with this rule, we will contact you to discuss how we can move forward. Thank you for your support.
This poster is displayed throughout school
Mobile phone detector no touch wand
There have been a few cases recently of learners concealing mobile phones and then misusing them during the day to access harmful content or engage in bullying behaviour.
We will safeguard everyone during the school day and will make every effort to ensure phones are not coming into school for this reason.
All leaners should hand their phone in on entry or leave it at home. Concealing a phone will not be accepted at any time.
We recently wrote to all parents and carers inviting their views re a phone detector no-touch wand and gave a period for responses. The Management Committee has also approved the use of this device where appropriate.
The no-touch wand will be in use from 31.01.22 and should any learner not hand their phone in on entry, they will be scanned. Should a positive indication from the wand be seen or heard, the learner will be given every opportunity to hand the device in before parents or carers are contacted.
Please contact school if you have any concerns.