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STUC 2008



Resources needed to reduce class sizes

by John Stevenson

Bob Revie
Bob Revie

The STUC Congress backed teaching unions' call for the resources to make reducing class sizes a reality.

Smaller classes "can play a significant part in improving pupil motivation and pupil behaviour, as well as attainment", said the motion, as it called for the Scottish Government commitments to be backed by the funds.

And UNISON's Bob Revie reminded delegates that the whole education team needed to be taken into account, not just teaching staff.

"The resources needed to reduce class sizes have implications for technicians, classroom assistants, auxiliaries and other school staff. Increases in resources have to cover all these groups as well", warned Bob.

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