Class sizes reduced to help primary school pupils

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 October 2017

Year six pupils at Tickenham Primary School are being taught in smaller groups.

Year six pupils at Tickenham Primary School are being taught in smaller groups.

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Tickenham Primary School has reduced its class sizes to improve pupils' learning.

The school, in Clevedon Road, now teaches its year six children in groups as small as nine.

The change has been made to allow teachers to spend more time with individual pupils and speed up their learning.

Headteacher Tristan Merriam the move will benefit the children.

He said: “We are so proud of our children who have been doing incredible work.

“This temporary change in class structure has the children’s best interests at heart.”

Tickenham Primary School is part of the Clevedon Learning Trust alongside Clevedon School, Mary Elton Primary School and Yeo Moor Primary School.

The school is no stranger to new and interesting ways of helping its pupils.

It also has its own dog, Gatsby the mini Dachshund, which is used to teach pupils values including respect, compassion and trust.

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