School asked pupils to ‘spy’ on teachers and report back to senior staff

Longfield Secondary School in Darlington has been getting pupils to mark teachers (Picture: Google)

A school has been accused of undermining teachers’ authority by getting pupils to ‘spy’ in lessons and report back to senior staff.

The ‘secret shopper’ scheme at Longfield Secondary School in Darlington has been branded ‘outrageous’ by teachers.

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Headteacher Susan Jones introduced the scheme to improve the performance of teachers and to share good practice.

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She told Tes: ‘We are acutely aware that the pupils are our customers, and gathering pupil voice has always been important… Read the full story

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