Structuring of classes in primary school
Each academic session, Perth and Kinross Council's Staffing Standard is used to identify the number of teachers to be allocated to each primary school. This is based on the total number of pupils on the roll of each school eg for a roll between 114 and 136 pupils our staffing standard is six teachers; this includes the headteacher and any depute or principal teachers. Pupil Support Teachers, Nursery and Nurture teachers are allocated to some schools in addition to the Staffing Standard.
It is then the responsibility of the school's headteacher to group children into registration classes to make best use of available teachers and classrooms in meeting the needs of all learners.
It is important to note that the provision of high quality learning experiences is not dependent on registration class structures. To engage and challenge children, allowing them to attain and achieve in line with their potential, schools will organise their pupils in a range of groupings for various purposes.