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IndigoBell Tue 12-Jul-11 22:02:10

My primary school is fighting a loosing battle with the LEA and there is a very strong possibility that we'll have to go from being a 3 form entry to a 4 form entry.

This will involve a year of building works. And once we get the extra kids we'll have to have staggered break times, less small spaces for interventions, and I don't know what other changes.

I don't know why but I'm really worried about it. I just can't see how we can stay being a good caring school if we have that many children crammed onto the site.

Am I being stupid? Can anyone reassure me that if it's a good school now, it will still be a good school after it's expanded?

coff33pot Wed 13-Jul-11 21:52:12

I dont think you are being stupid. Changes always raise doubts. But if your school is a good school now and they manage well and the children are happy it will probably be ok. There will always be hiccups at first I expect because there are bound to be situations that were not accounted for but if they are that good then they will work it out. What about staff arrangements? More helpers involved in the lunchtime shuffle. I would find out for reasurance what staffing and rota proceedures are in place. I would get all the facts before starting to worry. smile

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