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Experiences/opinions of tiny primaries?

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educator123 Fri 22-Feb-13 21:19:36

Do you rate/not rate them?

Do they have lots of benefits?

How is teaching mixed but small classes?

Haberdashery Fri 01-Mar-13 20:44:23

I don't mean this unkindly, but I think you need to just make a decision and stick to it.

cardibach Sun 10-Mar-13 19:23:40

DD went to one - about 39 pupils when she started and more like 30 whenshe left. IT was fantastic. SHe got a real sense of community, lots of personal attention and a collection of friends for life. The mixed classes were not a problem academically and had some real advantages. However, as a teacher I think they must be a nightmare to manage!

MrsBazinga Sun 10-Mar-13 23:22:47

Do you mean as a teacher or pupil?

I think it varies hugely from small school to small school. I've known a couple that were brilliant, and at least one that was dire. A lot will depend on the staff - if there are only 2 or 3 teachers then you need them all to be fabulous.

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