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Ability groups - how do teachers decide at the start of the new school year?

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GrapefruitMoon Wed 23-Sep-09 12:45:14

Do they go by which group a child was in the previous year, recommendations from the previous teacher, etc?

walnutwhip Wed 23-Sep-09 12:48:47

Bumping as I am interested too. We have moved from abroad and DS has been placed in certain groups but I don't know how it has been decided, very curious.

Tambajam Wed 23-Sep-09 12:50:39

I was a primary teacher and I used to sit with the old teacher and take her guidance for groups. I made changes throughout the year but the first groupings came from her.

stepaway Wed 23-Sep-09 12:51:25

in the school my DC attend, it seems the new teacher uses the old groups from previous year. then once the class is settled, makes changes as necessary.

GrapefruitMoon Wed 23-Sep-09 12:51:48

Hmmm, that's what I thought Tamba, verrry interesting...

southernbelle77 Wed 23-Sep-09 13:41:15

DD has just gone into year 1. They immediately went in the same groups that they left reception in. Since then they groups have been moved around slightly, and I assume will continue to throughout the year as the new teacher reassess and learns more about each of them.

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