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Ask to see a copy of the agreed school policy on videoing lessons.
If there isn't one, then say, politely, that you would feel uncomfortable doing this without a policy, so would prefer to wait until they have one.
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I wouldn't be happy with the reason for wanting to video the lesson. Videoing lessons for CPD/sharing ideas on good practice is one thing, but videoing it because your line manager can't find the time to do your lesson obs in person? Surely not!
I was concerned later when another pupil told me that he had seen a video of me teaching soandso's class. I queried it and was told that the video had been recorded over with something else, but that the first couple of seconds had stayed on and this was all that the children had seen. I had to accept this but I wasn't happy about it.
I would refuse - my personal idea of hell. Plus I would have real issues with SMT who don't manage their time properly and also what would happen to the video later.
For me, an absolute no-no.
This is shocking!!!
Videoing you in the first place is not going too give a true reflection of how you teach and how the children respond - in my experience, show a class a video camera and it seems to tuurn them into madmen!
In the second place, how on earth can the 'observer' taalk to the children to come to a full understanding of their leaarning journey throughout the lesson???
They are just being lazy, lazy, lazy. Tell him that you will allow him to have your lesson videoed if he allows you to video him teaching too.
It''s a real no-no.
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