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I Would be Happy to Have CCTV Cameras in My Classroom

April 2, 2013


As a male teacher I believe that CCTV cameras would protect me and would reassure parents that I am a professional and trustworthy teacher . I would also be in favour of steaming footage live from my classroom to the parents of my students to give them insights into their child, the style in which I teach and the standard of learning inside the classroom.

I can understand why a falsely accused teacher would be in favour on cameras in the classroom. I just feel that the benefits for teachers are quite compelling:

A Falklands hero told yesterday how his life had been turned upside down by a girl who falsely claimed he sexually attacked her to appear “cool” to her schoolmates.

Ex-para Richard Cross, 51, who retrained as a teacher, said: “One minute I was sitting in school marking books the next I was in the back of a police van.

“That was in December 2011 and I haven’t been allowed back in school since. It’s been absolutely horrific.”

Richard, a dad of two, was cleared of all 10 charges against him after a two-week trial.

A 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had accused him of kissing her in a cupboard, putting his hands down her trousers and groping her breasts.

But the design and technology teacher said she had invented the story.

He told Lincoln court: “The girls she wanted to be with were quite a promiscuous bunch. I believe she wanted to be a part of the team.”

Richard, of Welton, Lincs, who is still suspended from his Lincoln school pending a disciplinary hearing, said .

He added: “It is the only way that you can give protection to staff.”


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