Class changes for next academic year
1 July 2019 (by admin)
Reorganisation of classes across the school for September 2019
For the 2019-20 academic year we will be addressing imbalances that have developed in a number of classes across the school. Obvious examples of this are in Year 1 where one class has 21 boys and 9 girls, yet the other class has roughly even numbers. There are also many other factors and features which are best evenly spread between classes.
There was previously a class juggling point at the end of Year 2, when High Meadow children joined us, however this is no longer going to happen. Seven years from Reception to Year 6 becomes too long not to re-evaluate classes, so most two form entry schools have ‘sorting points’ over the primary phase.
Before next year’s classes are announced, teachers will have carefully organised each year group into two similarly profiled classes for a range of factors, including their knowledge of pupils’ relationships to ensure children remain in healthy friendship groups. Teachers will give children the opportunity to contribute to these changes.
In future we will fix re-evaluation points at the end of Reception, once we know the cohort, then again every two years at the end of Year 2 and Year 4. This will ensure classes remain balanced and every child has an equal opportunity regardless of which class they are in.
We trust this explains the rationale behind this change in practice and thank you for your continued support.