Yet another non-policy from the Incompetence Party. Schools already use their discretion. In my old school phones are banned during the school day until the bell goes. Being a rural school students can miss the bus or chose to visit a friend and phones are essential. use of a mobile can aalso be great in a controlled way – as a geography teacher I would suggest that the phone can be a great source of knowledge and applications. A typical blanket ban from Whitehall is yet another example of an out of touch incompetent government. If they wanted to be helpful they could ALLOW a school to confiscate a phone for upto a month if abuse during lessons is a problem.
What is coming next – free unicorn for everyhouehold?