Pupil attainment levels went up and incidents of poor behaviour dropped dramatically after a CCTV system was installed at Newall Green High School by security solutions specialist Schneider Electric. The CCTV system made such a positive impact on security, safety and education within the school in its first few months operation, that its expansion to cover the adjacent sixth form buildings in advance of the Winter term.
All staff value the use of classroom cameras, which have had a very positive impact on how teachers can do their jobs. Incidents of poor behaviour and vandalism have been reduced because of the monitoring, while teachers have no worries about being constantly observed because they have ownership of the footage.
Chris Perry NASUWT representative and Head of ICT at Newall Green High School
Since the CCTV cameras were installed, pupil attainment levels have risen and the number of incidents has fallen. "
"A secure and safe school environment is fundamental to our pupils being able to make the most of their education, and the operating system supports everyone - staff and students,
CCTV and audio footage is used both as a monitoring solution and also a teacher / learning development tool, with teachers asking for recordings of certain lessons to be kept and using them in e-portfolios and for lesson recaps.
Neil Wilson, Head Teahcer
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As a global specialist in energy management, with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments and has leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.
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