Schools in England are equipping teachers with body cameras to monitor pupil behaviour and improve safeguarding, as part of a trial that could lead to them being deployed on a permanent basis.

At least two state secondary schools, one in London and one in Hampshire, said they had been impressed by the operation of the body cameras – lightweight versions of those worn by police – and hope to retain them.

“My aim is [to find out] how best can we just focus on the teaching and learning rather than dealing with confrontations. Since we have introduced [cameras] we have very few issues in regards to that – maybe once a month,” Davis told Schools Week, which first reported the body cameras trial.

The trials are being promoted by Reveal, which supplies body cameras to a number of UK police forces and other institutions including hospitals, and aims to sell the cameras and software to schools.

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