Video – Primary schools mixing ages in the classroom

It’s a few weeks into the new academic year – and we all know that large class sizes have long been a concern for parents, and a challenge for teachers in many of our schools. ITV reports.

But there are schools with the opposite problem – schools with classes so small that they have to teach different lessons to different ages, all in the same room.

You might think it sounds like a recipe for chaos, but our reporter Caron Bell has been to visit two very small primary schools, who believe that mixing ages is actually a blessing in disguise.

Watch the video Video – Primary schools mixing ages in the classroom

Have you experienced this either as a parent or a teacher ? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 

Birmingham could face second Trojan Horse scandal - claim
School support for pupils affected by domestic abuse goes national
Categories: Budgets, Employment and Primary.

Let us know what you think...