Small Class Size
The Winstedt School believes that the best classrooms are made up of 2 teachers and a maximum of 15 students. In our readiness program, SEED, the class size is even smaller with a maximum of 8 students in a class with two SEN specialists (a SEN Teacher and Behavioural Therapist). This commitment to a very low student-teacher ratio is the cornerstone of Winstedt’s approach to personalised learning. It is the “Winstedt Way”.
Our personalised approach is unconventional, resource-intensive and challenging to deliver, but the outcomes are worth it! Students who were previously anxious about school, lacking confidence, or excluded by their peers are suddenly flourishing, building friendships and excelling academically.
Learn more about our personalised approach to learning here in a message by our Principal.
Why Students perform better in all subjects, and at all levels, with small classes
Resources About Benefits of Small Class Size
Does Class Size Matter? – National Education Policy Center
Why Class Size Matters Today – National Council of Teachers of English
Key Lessons: Class Size And Student Achievement – The Center for Public Education
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