Rev Fred wrote
These 60 kids are split into two classes of 30, each one with one teacher and one assitant. However, until you have seen what 30 4-year-olds look like, you would never appreciate how this simply doesn't work. I want to know who in God's name thought that classes of 30 children was acceptable.
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Mad Liz wrote
Well, when I in primary school, we had 1 teacher to 30 kids, and no teaching assistant, so I would say that 2 people to 30 kids is a vast improvement, myself.
I mean for Christ's sake, this teacher took 15 minutes to do 2 plus 2 equals 4. My daughter is three and she knew all the answers, and gave them to me as we watched in a kind of "ner, thats obviuous" kind of way. It doesn't fill one with great optimism.
What should happen is that the kids are 'sorted' in to the areas in which they need help, whether at one end of the spectrum special needs provision, or at the other end it's AGT, Able, Gifted, and Talented.
Google the school (and the county/LEA) you looked at, and search for their AGT policy.
With my rather harsh views on religion I just looked at her and thought. "Are you doolally?
It should. But even if it does, the less able are usually given less work which puts them further behind
Seems to me you need to swallow your views on religion for the sake of your daughter. Most of the Roman Catholic schools over here are far an away better performers than the more secular schools.Maybe you need to ask yourself whether the anti god opinions you hold dear are more important than the little girl's future. She can make her own mind up about these matters in her own time.
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