Hepburn & MacDonald Hail Drop in Class Sizes
Friday, 26 November 2010 01:48
Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Central Scotland, has welcomed the decrease in average class size throughout Central Scotland. Since 2006, primary one to three class sizes have dropped by 4.5 percent in the Falkirk area. This amounts to a drop from 24.7 pupils per classroom in 2006 to 23.6 in 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available.
Mr Hepburn said:
“I am excited to see the positive impact the SNP Government’s policies are having on schools throughout the Falkirk area.
“The SNP Government continues to strive for lower class sizes for the earliest years, allowing pupils to get the greatest benefit from their schooling. These figures demonstrate the work that has gone towards that goal.
“Our teachers do amazing work and these reductions in class sizes help them to further utilise their skills in providing a quality education to every child.”
Cllr Angus MacDonald, SNP candidate for Falkirk East, has also applauded the decrease in class sizes.
Cllr MacDonald added:
“In the face of an opposition that has presented only empty rhetoric and the impediment of Government policies, these figures stand as testament to the success of the SNP Government and its efforts to make Scotland better.”