More needs to be done to improve the quality of education within the UK. Many people take issue with independent schools, suggesting they are bad for society.
However, one study clearly shows that smaller class sizes are better for the academic performance of pupils. Independent schools frequently have smaller class sizes than that of their state funded counterparts.
Yet in the state system, the rise of pupil numbers means that for every new teacher there is up to 41 new pupils. When you combine this with the fact that the training budgets for teachers have been reduced by 12% in secondary schools and 7% in primary schools, you can see that there’s a real pressure on the quality and quantity of teaching available in the state funded sector.
Previous moves to ensure that most children with learning issues are also catered for in mainstream schools means that the natur
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