Extra teachers for state schools keep class sizes on target

Students in the Gladstone region are benefiting from smaller class sizes as extra teachers are placed in Queensland state schools, Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher announced last week.

“Almost 90 per cent of primary and 95 per cent of secondary classes across Queensland are meeting class size targets or better,” Mr Butcher said.

Mr Butcher said that smaller class sizes produced better results for students.

“We know how important keeping class sizes under control is for student outcomes,” he said.

“Smaller classes means teachers can take more time for individual instruction and focus on individual student needs.”

Principals decided class composition after consulting with teachers and the school community.

“Class-size targets are a benchmark for principals and the community to use when forming classes that best reflect the needs of their students,” he said.

“A class might be formed just over the target size to keep students of the same year level together, rather than create multi-age classes.”

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