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Those with kids in Reception class - what is their adult-child ratio???

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QueenOfQuotes Fri 08-Jul-05 11:29:52

Just wondering as was at DS1's parents evening the other night and we were told that with the reception teachers, and classroom assistants the adult-child ratio would always be 1-12.

Sounds like a reasonable ratio to me - and I know it's a fabulous school so not worried about it in the slightest - just being nosey really

Listmaker Fri 08-Jul-05 11:37:24

Not sure but as there are about 26 kids in my dd's class and one teacher and one assistant it must be 1-13 but there could be 30 in the class and there would be no more teachers so that would be 1-15 (hey I can do sums!!). 1-12 sounds good to me!

janinlondon Fri 08-Jul-05 11:37:35

Ours is 1-10 max in the classroom. Less in the playground, more on school trips.

Xena Fri 08-Jul-05 11:45:09

I'm not sure that there is a restriction in our school, the most our reception is 1 teacher and 1 LSA.

sweetheart Fri 08-Jul-05 11:51:49

There are about 32 kids in my dd's class and they normally have 1 teacher and 2/3 teaching assistants depending on what day.

Also one child has downs so she has a special care assistant.

Guess that makes it 1 to 11 at the worst.

Merlot Fri 08-Jul-05 11:54:14

My ds1 had 1 teacher and 1 assistant for 24 children = 1:12 That said, if the numbers had gone up to full numbers(27) there would have been no more assistants.

Janh Fri 08-Jul-05 11:58:16

When DS2 was in reception the class size was 40 () but they had 2 classrooms, 1 FT teacher, 2 PT teachers and 2 PT nursery nurses, so there were always at least 3:40 which is slightly over 1:12 but close.

Also there tended to be sundry other voluntary bods about at various times - parent helpers or work experience/PGCE students - so often there were more than 3 adults and the ratio was better.

nutcracker Fri 08-Jul-05 12:23:47

Erm not entirly sure but I think there are 27 kids in Dd's class and they have one teacher and a teaching assistant.

gigglinggoblin Fri 08-Jul-05 12:30:51

22 kids in class, 1 teacher, 2 teaching assistants and frequently 1 student teacher and 1 teaching assistant student. our reception teacher does a fab job of recruiting! (helps that we have a teacher training college nearby)

starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 12:32:08

when i was in reception there were 30 in my class and one teacher! shocking! lol

QZebra Fri 08-Jul-05 16:16:11

1:13 in DS1's school.

Kelly1978 Fri 08-Jul-05 16:20:12

1 - 15, 1 teacher and one ta to 30 children. Its a big school, has 4 reception classes, all full.

WigWamBam Fri 08-Jul-05 16:40:56

My dd starts in September, and the ratio in her class is 1:14 - 28 children, 1 teacher and 1 teaching assistant. There are three reception classes, and the other two have 30 children so 1:15.

Distel Fri 08-Jul-05 17:00:50

DS only has 2 weeks left at reception .

He has 30 children in his class and has a teacher, classroom assistant and up to 3 student teachers.

starrynight Fri 08-Jul-05 17:05:49

My childrens reception classes are between 20 & 24 children to one teacher, one assistant.

emeraldefmach Fri 08-Jul-05 18:01:58

2:30 one teacher, one teaching assistant

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