Mobile phones could be banned from schools in England as part of a plan to promote ‘quiet classrooms’.
The ban will be considered, among other measures, as part of a consultation on conduct and discipline in schools.
Launching a six-week consultation this week, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he wanted to make the school day mobile-free, not just “engaging” but also potentially “harmful.”
The consultation, which begins Tuesday, will seek the views of teachers, parents and other staff on how to manage good behavior.
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The government consults later this year ahead of planned updates to guide its conduct, discipline, suspension and permanent spending.
The Department for Education (DFE) has already announced the details of its £ 10 million ‘Behavior Center’ program.
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Selected schools are advising on a number of issues. From setting clear expectations for the elimination of low-level disruptions in classrooms, to more systematic ways to maintain discipline throughout the school, including banning mobile phone use and maintaining quiet corridors. Are
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As part of the consultation, respondents will be asked how school practices and procedures have changed among epidemics and what successful practices they intend to maintain.
Mr Williamson said: “No parent wants to send their child to a school where abuse is common. Every school should have a safe place where young people thrive and teachers are employed.
“Mobile phones are not only annoying, but when misused or overused, they can have a detrimental effect on a student’s mental health and well-being. I want to end the school day by making it mobile free.
“To help students overcome the challenges posed by epidemics and provide opportunities for all young people, we must ensure that they benefit from the quiet classrooms that support their development.”
Mr Barton said: “It seems that the Secretary of Education is concerned with the issue of mobile phones in schools. In fact, every school will already have a strong policy on the use of mobile phones. Not free.
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“Perspectives will vary between settings and context, but this is a practical decision for schools, not something that is micro-management from Westminster.
“The truth is that school and college leaders would prefer the Secretary of Education to come up with an epidemic rehabilitation plan after the epidemic and decide not to play backbenches on the subject of treatment.” Instead, they plan to reduce the educational gap in the future. “
Sarah Hanafin, senior policy adviser at NAHT, a union of school leaders, added: “Mobile phones are banned for some schools, but there is not a single policy that will work for all schools.
“A complete ban on mobile phones can create far more problems than it solves, using ‘underground’ phones and making problems less visible and clear to schools.”