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 Post subject: Class sizes at chb
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Hi
At chb, are there teaching assistants? How do the teachers cope with the class sizes?


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 Post subject: Re: Class sizes at chb
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I'm not aware of teaching assistants but the KE Foundation Schools are teaching schools, and so there are training staff around.

I've not noticed an issue with 'coping' with class sizes, as to be fair, the boys are generally of the same level and are pretty ambitious and motivated, so there's not much to 'cope' with.
My ds2 was in a class of 15 in his state Primary, and he finds it easier now to get on with things in a class of 31 at CHB, because the boys are all of a pretty high level, and, while they're not angels, you won't find the same level of behavioural problems that, to be frank, he sometimes dealt with before.

In Year 10, the boys are split into 4 classes, not 3, so class sizes obviously reduce right down to about 23 boys each; but this will vary between subjects with some subjects having even smaller class sizes.


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 Post subject: Re: Class sizes at chb
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Thanks Um.
Insightful as ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Class sizes at chb
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Some classes are more boisterous than others and have to have a talking to. In those cases a teaching assistant is more needed. 31 bright boys marking out their territory. There will always be this type of behaviour I suppose.


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