MAXIMUM OF 15 STUDENTS TO 2 TEACHERS
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 (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 SMALL CLASSES
In small classes, students tend to be ahead in content and perform better on standardised tests. This is especially true for students with learning differences such as dyslexia or ADHD. Teachers have more time to personalise instruction and explain concepts with fewer students.
Low student-teacher ratio is also associated with higher student engagement, long-term academic success, and even teacher retention.
Small classes mean more time and attention for your child.
Students are often more comfortable asking questions in small classes. And teachers can answer these questions in more detail or even to re-teach a concept. This leads to higher student engagement.
Simply put, students are more successful when they have greater access to their teachers, opportunities to ask questions, and more time to understand the material.
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