TEACHERS at a Chester high school have been able to put their feet up as students take responsibility for their classes.
Peer teaching has been a huge success at Christleton High School since teacher James Dathan first introduced it to his maths classes three or four years ago.
He said: “It started with a group of very independent girls in Year 8 who were in Set 1 for maths. They started by teaching the children in their class and then moved on to teaching the rest of the year.
“Peer teaching has changed the way we think about our lessons.
“They all have exciting ideas, the approach and enthusiasm in the world.”
The students, who are now aged 15 and 16, recently won an National Academy for Ditigital Citizens award for outstanding work in digital citizenship.
Mr Dathan added: “We put together a film with our students teaching maths to parents.
“We won a trophy and the film has been a great success.”
The award was presented by film producer Lord Puttnam and Professor Steve Moyneux at a ceremony at Oldershaw School in Wirral.