Ratios and Small Groups
At Kensington School, 12 Teaching Assistants support learners in Nursery to Year 2. Additional Support Teachers help deliver the British curriculum in Years 1 to 9, and language specialists support teachers in the Spanish curriculum in Years 1 to 7. In Pre-Nursery, the ratio is one adult to eight children. This ratio increases in Nursery to Year 2 when children become more independent. At this stage, at least two adults -a teacher and an assistant - will deliver lessons to learners in a ratio of around 1:13. Year 10 classes are conducted in small groups in Maths and Spanish Language, and from Year 10 to Year 13 in English lessons, classes are grouped into 12 to 15 pupils. In French, from Years 8 to 13, a native-speaking Assistant tutor enables the groups to be split into 5 groups of 10 to 12 pupils. At this stage, pupils prepare for the Cambridge, DELF and University entrance (EvAU) examinations, and working in smaller groups enables them to effectively practise the speaking, listening and reading requirements for these external examinations.