The real heroes? Teachers in the smallest schools

Last updated: 11-13-2017

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The real heroes? Teachers in the smallest schools

Every time I’ve moved school, I’ve taken a step down in size – and every time it’s opened my eyes to what an impact scale has on a school. If you’ve only ever taught in small schools, then you might not have a sense of the level of organisation required to manage a very large one; for others, the burdens of small school teaching may have escaped them – so let me share what I’ve found.

As a new teacher, I was one of seven in my team. I had no subject responsibility and plenty of colleagues to share planning with: even our maths sets had parallel classes.


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