Department of Education figures have revealed that nearly 1000 primary school pupils are being taught in class sizes of more than31 children. This is an increase of over 200% since 2010 and means that the record in Warwickshire is worse than most other areas of the West Midlands and is way behind Coventry where just 121 pupils are in the same position.
North Warwickshire Labour’s youngest Councillor, Adam Farrell said, “This is a serious issue that the Government must urgently address. We know that children who are taught in smaller class sizes often do much better in the education system. It’s also right that the teacher-pupil relationship is able to develop and with more than 31 children in a class it will be very difficult for a teacher to dedicate enough time to each pupil.
The Conservatives promised in their manifesto that they would deliver a good primary school place for every child. Instead the Government has spent hundreds of millions on Free Schools in areas where there are a surplus of school places meaning areas like Warwickshire are suffering. I urge our MP to stand up for our community and deliver fairer funding for Warwickshire so that our children get the high quality education they deserve.”