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Adult:Child ratios?

Discussion in 'Independent' started by primaryteach87, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Hi all,
    Would like some clarification on what the ratios are for a mixed Reception/year 1 class. We have 16 children of whom 8 are year 1 and 8 are Reception. What staffing do we have to have and what qualifications do they need. I hold QTS, does my TA have to hold a level 3 qualification? Our current TA does have a level 3 but we are looking to recruit a new TA for next year.

    I have looked at the EYFS and it seems that if I had all Reception children then I have 1:13 ratio (why is it different from in the maintained sector!!!) and then have 1 other TA who must be level 3. Does this apply in the same way if I only have 8 reception children mixed with 8 year 1s?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. boatmanco

    boatmanco New commenter


    The ratios for indie schools are now the same as the state sector so its 1:30 in a reception class (with a QTS teacher) with the assumption you will also have a TA.
    Your class sounds fine -having a TA is great with a small class like yours.
    If I was looking for a new TA I would always try to get someone with NVQ3 as it is a requirement from Sept 2011 I believe.
    Good luck!

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