UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Huge class sizes mean children will miss out says Laws

Press Release   •   Jan 18, 2010 11:48 GMT

“This situation is set to get worse, with the number of 5 year olds expected to increase over the next few years," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Schools Secretary.

Commenting on the story in today’s News of The World in which fears are growing about large class sizes, David Laws said:

“It is shocking that nearly 10,000 young children are now in classes so big that they are illegal.

“This situation is set to get worse, with the number of 5 year olds expected to increase over the next few years.

“Such huge classes are more difficult for teachers to control and young children can miss out on the individual attention they need.

“We need to be giving schools the money to cut class sizes and not allow them to grow even bigger.