At St. John’s we believe that online safety is an essential part of safeguarding and we acknowledge our duty to ensure that all learners and staff are protected from potential harm online. We recognise that the internet and associated devices, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles, are an important part of everyday life. We believe it is important for learners to be empowered to build resilience and to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk online.
Year 5 and 6 pupils may bring mobile phones into school after permission has been granted via Gateway. All phones must be switched off on site and handed in to the pupil’s class teacher; the phones are then stored in a locked cabinet within the school office.
You can give permission for your child to bring in a mobile phone via www.schoolgateway.com.
Please find a copy of the mobile phone permission letter below:
In this day and age the internet controls many aspects of our lives. For this reason, teaching our children about the benefits and dangers of the internet is integral to the curriculum and school life. Our goal here at St John's is to equip every child with the tools to live a safe and successful life plugged in to the internet.
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