Schools to make teacher body cams permanent to blitz bad behaviour

Southfields Academy in south-west London, together with a further two unidentified schools, are deploying the surveillance technology amidst its growing use within the public sector.

At Southfields, four teachers across different parts of the school have been wearing the cameras since September. Deputy headteacher Larry Davis believes their presence has helped to “de-escalate” confrontations now that pupils realise their actions are going to be captured on film if they don’t stop the inappropriate behaviour.

Body-worn cameras are already embedded within policing and in prisons and are increasingly being used within the NHS.