Composite Classes

Synopsis: In October 2016 the Minister for Education suggested that it is more difficult for teachers to deliver high quality education in composite classes and stated that, by the end of the planning period, he expected actions to address ‘the issue of primary pupils being taught in a composite class of more than two year groups’. This briefing paper discusses composite classes in Northern Ireland and in other jurisdictions.

Date: 19 January 2017

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