Teachers are permitted to have mobile phones with them at school. However, they should follow the guidelines below:
- While teaching, mobile phones should be kept on silent and used for work purposes only (not personal calls or SMS under any circumstances at any stage of a lesson). Examples of ‘work purposes’ are to call the Teachers’ Room in an emergency.
- Teachers are advised to NOT leave their mobile phone visible to others on their desk in the Teachers’ Room, as students, messengers, and repair people enter the room from time to time.
- If teachers keep their mobile phone in the Teachers’ Room when they go to teach, the phone should be kept on silent as it is very frustrating for colleagues when a mobile phone rings numerous times when they are trying to work!
- During meetings mobile phones should be only used to RECEIVE calls or SMS that relate directly to work (not personal calls or SMS under any circumstances).