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Quick question about staff to pupil ratios

(6 Posts)
Crusoe Tue 14-Nov-17 12:41:02

Can anyone give me a quick answer please as I am not familiar at all with secondary education nowadays.
In a year 7 and 8 classroom typically how many adults would be present if you excluded any one-to-one staff for a pupil with SEN?
Is it 1:30?
Thanks in advance

RedSkyAtNight Tue 14-Nov-17 12:58:28

There would typically be one adult for the class.
Which might have more than 30 children.

Crusoe Tue 14-Nov-17 13:12:35


PatriciaHolm Tue 14-Nov-17 13:48:27

There isn't a legal maximum ratio at secondary. Tutor groups are likely to have 30, maybe a couple more, streamed classes maybe 25 ish. As you get higher up the school, subject classes often get smaller.

But a tutor group in Yr7/8 of a popular school, where a handful of pupils have won appeals for admittance, could easily be 32/33.

Crusoe Tue 14-Nov-17 16:52:37

Thanks both - that is very helpful

Rosieposy4 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:32:46

We can't fit more than 32 in our labs, most are 30/31

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