What ingredients are needed to enable you to have privacy?
The school has been asked to take part in the Panopticon Project. There will be cameras with sound recording in all classrooms and other areas of the school, inside and out (excluding toilets).
All film will be stored for three months. Film of pupils or staff who are a cause for concern can be kept for a longer period.
Recording everything will help teachers to deal with poor behaviour. It will provide proof of bad choices. The film can also be shared with parents via email, so that they can see their children’s misbehaving. It should eliminate bullying and ensure that children are kind and helpful to one another.
It will also help senior managers to improve teaching, as they can watch any lesson and tell teachers where they are going wrong.
We expect the best thing about the Panopticon will stopping problems before they start. Both pupils and teachers will know that someone could be watching. Those who are doing as they should, have nothing to fear. Indeed, Panopticon will help us reward good behaviour and excellent teaching.
We trust that you like this idea, but if you should have any concerns please write to the Governor responsible, Albie Sinew.
Does everyone have the right to privacy even if they are doing something wrong?
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