Principles of organisation and management

Group management

Ratios and supervising groups

2.8.1

Across the UK, class numbers vary, depending on legislation. Table 12 lists the current legislation:

 

ScotlandAll secondary practical classes should not exceed 20 students. (http://goo.gl/G0Yf2C)
Northern IrelandPost-primary – practical group sizes should not exceed 20 students (statutory rule 2004).
(https://goo.gl/Hy2Bb0)
EnglandThere is currently no legislation regarding sizes of classes for practical subjects:
There is no legal limit to class size for health and safety reasons. To help
raise standards in maintained schools, children between five and seven have a maximum class size of 30.
(https://goo.gl/SGa71F)
WalesThere is currently no legislation regarding sizes of classes for practical subjects.
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