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Parents 'dismayed by increased class size'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2013. Parents 'dismayed by increased class size'Tags: Parenting Parenting Kids

Parents have voiced concern after it was revealed their children will be taught in classes of increased size at a County Cork school.

While classes at the Passage West school should not include more than 28 children, it has been confirmed that one teacher will have 35 pupils in their classroom after the mid-term, the Irish Examiner reports.

The move is happening because two fifth classes and two sixth classes are being brought together and split into three classes. It was revealed that a temporary teacher will not be replaced after the mid-term, as projected numbers at the school were above actual figures as a result of families moving away from the area during the summer.

Brendan McCormac, headmaster at the school - which has appealed against the decision to not replace the teacher - said he is not happy about the situation and is "keenly aware of how difficult it will be" to have classes of this size. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801648856-ADNFCR


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