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Innovative way of keeping class sizes down

Discussion in 'Education news' started by abuzayd1987, May 10, 2019.

  1. abuzayd1987

    abuzayd1987 New commenter

    Sheep registered as pupils in bid to save classes at French Alps primary school - Sky News https://apple.news/A39z9b-cISgmiaGVFFucYBQ

    The idea of doing this to avoid class sizes going from 24 to 26....astonishing
  2. fraisier

    fraisier Occasional commenter


    The sheep were actually registered by the headteacher and even made it to the school itself, albeit just the playground, not the actual classrooms...

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  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sadly they only got a 'ewe' in their exams!
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Shear lunacy!
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  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Is this agneau idea?
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  6. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    You mean 'l-ewe-nacy'.
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  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Pulled the wool over the Authority's eyes
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  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    As is the fact that a primary school with 261 pupils is considered 'small'.
  9. fraisier

    fraisier Occasional commenter

    Another panurgist wheeze to fleece the taxpayer...

    It’s one of the current government’s objectives from next September, in line with what the unions have been pushing for in Primary: no more than 24 pupils per class in the lower section of primary schools, so up to CE1, our Year 3 (and 12 pupils per class maximum up to CP – our Year 2 – in ZEP areas, Zone d’Éducation Prioritaire, similar to the EAZs under New Labour and the old EPAs prior to that). Après les « CP à 12 », Emmanuel Macron souhaite des « classes à 24 » en CE1

    So, I imagine that part of the staff and parents' dissatisfaction here stems from that, the fact that their LEA has evidently chosen to ignore those objectives (as well as not taking into account the school circumstances, what the lady explains in the clip, #2).
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  10. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    not new at all, they did it in MASH years ago.
    meet Private Charles Lamb (posted to the USA to avoid him being eaten by the Greek soldiers)
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sounds like a baaarmy idea to me

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