Cash prizes for top teachers – but the pupils will decide

| April 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A new online lesson service will stockpile lessons from secondary schools in England – which can then be accessed by teachers and students anywhere.

Private schools Eton and Wellington College are two of the schools that have already signed up. The service operates by inviting students to rate the lessons they watch. Every fortnight, the most-watched and best-rated lessons will qualify for a reward – £2 000 for the teacher and a further £2 000 for their school.

Schools wanting to join the service will have to go through a vetting procedure to guard against profanities and other inappropriate material appearing. The teacher and the school can decide either to be anonymous (to minimise the potential for former pupils making derogatory comments on the website) or be named. The website is being run by 02 Learn, part of the communications group 02 UK Ltd, which hopes that the project will be an educational resource for pupils, giving them access to some of the most talented teachers in the country. At an awards ceremony at the 02 Arena in east London towards the middle of 2011, judges will select the best three teachers.

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