Big Brother meets Neale-Wade Academy as lessons are filmed so teachers can watch and learn from each other

PUBLISHED: 12:35 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:35 07 February 2014

Teachers observe a lesson from the staff room.

Teachers observe a lesson from the staff room.

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Big Brother style cameras were set up in classrooms at a Fenland school so teachers could observe each others lessons yesterday.

Principal Jason Wing, of Neale-Wade Academy in March, came up with the idea as a way for teachers to see how their colleagues manage classes to get the best out of students.

Five teachers from different subjects bravely volunteered to have their lessons filmed using state of the art technology.

While they were hard at work teaching, other teachers got to observe the class from the comfort of the staff room.

Afterwards, staff discussed the lessons and the skills they had picked up from watching each other.

The experiment has had a positive response from teachers.

Assistant principal Scott Gaskins said: “This was an enriching, fun and informative day and a great chance for our staff to experience each others lessons.

“It allowed all staff to remotely observe colleagues and share brilliant classroom ideas.”

Andrew Field, head of computing, said: “I was really impressed with the engagement and enthusiasm of everyone involved. The best aspect of this was the way in which we can each learn from the excellent practice taking place at Neale-Wade.”

Earlier this year, the academy hosted a conference of maths teachers to discuss how best to use interactive white boards to teach maths and help with pupil engagement in lessons.

Lisa Grant from Neale-Wade Academy arranged the workshops, which were attended by teachers from five Cambridgeshire schools.

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