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Behaviour for Learning

Working in Partnership

At Wellacre Academy we recognise that our students thrive when there is an effective partnership between the school, students and parents/carers. All three parties share responsibility for the development and achievements of each student. Together, we commit ourselves to principles which define our partnership working.

To download the Working in Partnership at Wellacre Agreement, please click on the link below:

Working in Partnership at Wellacre Agreement

To download our Behaviour for Learning policy, please click on the link below.

Behaviour for Learning Policy - September 2023

Behaviour Principles Written Statement- September 2022

Mobile Devices "See it; Hear it; Use it: Lose it"

We do not allow the use of mobile devices in school. Any student who brings a mobile device into school does so at their own risk. School, for the purposes of this policy, denotes all buildings and areas within the school perimeter, including all its grounds.

Mobile devices and social media provide a particular source of disruption in schools. Mobile devices are often linked to behaviour incidents, from students being sanctioned for using their device during class to their link to bullying and upsetting incidents over social media. devices going off during lessons cause an immediate distraction that may last some time and have a considerable impact on the teaching, the lesson and the learning of students.

Further, the use of handsets to play games is distracting, even addictive, and to the detriment of students' personal and social development in interacting with others and 'living in the moment'. The use of a device's camera and video functions can be used inappropriately to cause upset to students and present safeguarding concerns.

Often, devices are used to access social media. This means that problems and disputes between students can carry on beyond the school day and, likewise, incidents that have occurred outside of school are often continued inside school. Although the negative impacts of social media exchanges - such as bullying or creating a forum for arguments - happen largely outside school, this has an impact on relationships and behaviour inside school. All of these incidents require investigation and are a time consuming drain on a school's human resources.

In summary, we believe the distractions significantly outweigh the possible benefits of mobile devices in school and expect our parents and carers support with this. Please read the appendix to the Behaviour for Learning policy for more information. 


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