School-Home Support CEO, Jaine Stannard, was quoted in Primary School Management magazine this week as part of a debate on the use of body cameras in schools. When asked about body cameras, she said:
“Body cameras only capture what’s going on with a child at the final stage, when issues at home and school have made a child reach breaking point. Rather than record this behaviour, let’s prevent it.
Dedicated school staff need to look for early signs of unhappy children and work closely with them, identifying and resolving issues which might include domestic violence or poor mental health. No teacher should feel unsafe at school – but that starts with making sure children feel safe at home.”