The College currently has an expectation that mobile phones will not be used on site. However, we recognise that the vast majority of students own and carry mobile phones. Many parents/carers have expressed an opinion that they would prefer their child to have a mobile phone.
Therefore, the Governors have agreed to relax the rule on mobile phones and students will not be challenged for using them before and after College and also at break and lunchtimes. It is not appropriate for students to use them between lessons and they will still be challenged at these times. If a student is bringing a mobile phone into College it will be entirely at their own risk and the College takes no responsibility for the loss or damage to it.
Clearly, the unregulated use of mobile phones in lessons has a negative impact on learning. However, many schools are allowing students to use functions on their mobile phones to support learning for example fitness apps in PE lessons. In some lessons teachers may permit the use of a phone to support learning.
However, this will not be appropriate in many lessons and teachers will forbid the use of phones. In these cases it will be made clear to students that mobile phone use is not permitted. If a student is found using a mobile phone in these lessons it will be confiscated and will only be returned to a parent or carer collecting it from College Reception.
Mr A Ireland
The College is currently piloting a new text messaging/voice service for parents, which we use to provide information about absences, events, etc. We will now be using a system called Groupcall Messenger, which replaces our old system from KeepKidsSafe. Messages that you receive from us will appear as from ‘Groupcall’, 07860004505 for texts or 01189049938 for voice.
A not to be missed chance to see some of the fastet vehicles and people on earth all in one place. This event is specially designed for young people, families and teachers, with the chance to see some of the vehicles first hand, including:
- Vestas Sailrocket – the fastest boat on the planet with pilot Paul Larsen
- Marussia Racing Formula 1 Showcar,
- Vulcan Bomber – with flight and ground crews,
- British Triathlon GB Performance Team – Lois Rosindale and Gordon Benson,
- Women’s Bobsleigh Word Champion – Nicola Minichiello.
Also try your hand at a range of acivities including a 3D Virtual Reality Centre and speak to local engineering and manufacuring businesses about career opportunites within their companies.
Venue: The Blue Shed, Ekspan, Compass Works, 410 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2SP.
Date: Wednesday 21st March 2012 10:00 – 15:00 open to public 15:00 – 19:00 exclusively for young people, families and teachers.
Register at www.be-sy.co.uk or call 01709 336700 to speak to Janice Richardson or John Barber.
For more information on the Global Manufacturing Festival, visit http://globalmanufacturingfestival.com/