His latest - when you are failing in Education throw some red meat to the Turnip Taleban - 'discipline' and 'Victorian values'.
Confiscate all mobile phones. Just that, teachers won't have time for anything else...
Stand at the front, class in rows, and lecture.
Pitiful little self-serving shit.
Confiscating mobile phones - issues for teachers:
1 Find them. That means searchig kids and their luggage, which may be illegal and will certainly lead to conflict and possible legal challenges.
2 Take them away. This is, in normal society, called 'theft' and a sizeable proportion (backed by their friends, parents and friendly legals) will object. Often strenuously.
3 Store them somewhere. Admin - each phone would need to be labelled. A secire place must be available. To all teachers... can't see any probblems there. Thieves would know that there is a sizeable haul somewhere (they'd find out where in five minutes) and it would be worth a bit of aggro to get them. At one time that was my desk. A nightmare.
4 Idiot teachers would lose them. Yes they would, they did when we were told to confiscate them. Or leave them on their desk, or in an unlocked drawer. I then spent hours sorting it all out, and the school was liable. An iphone 12 costs over a grand...
Do a cost-benefit on that, compared to asking them to keep them in their bags during lesson time and signing a waiver that if they are lost or stolen the school will do what it can (not a lot) and the loss is theirs. Almost like you are treating them like autonomous humans.