Class Allocations – Reasons for mixing classes | SISD

 

The mixing of year groups is normal practice for a school of this size. Our reason for deciding to mix classes throughout school is to improve relationships, so that over a child’s journey through Early and Primary Years they would be mixed on average three times and be given the opportunity to connect and re-connect with all of the children in their year group, building strong, positive connections. By ensuring an equal spread of the above areas within each class, we aim to create well-balanced classes with the best learning climate for all children. We also have the opportunity to readdress imbalances that have occurred as some children have left SISD since the beginning of the pandemic.

Reasons for Mixing Classes

 

Benefits for the children

 

Principles

 

Deciding new class lists

Including the children in the decision