Principles of Groupings
At Bay House School we have considered our practice of creating and managing groups for learners. The principles on which our grouping decisions are based are;
- All learners should be both supported and challenged so they are able to make good progress and enjoy learning.
- Learners cannot be defined by one data point. We strive to know as much as we can about each individual and use this to plan engaging learning activities.
- Stability is a positive influence. Whilst changing groups mid year may be the right thing to do at times, this should be minimised and used as a last resort when other options for supporting a learner in their current group have been exhausted.
- Teachers are supported to own all the learners in their group and adapt learning accordingly.
- As learners transition into secondary education, there is benefit to building relationships by minimising the number of different groups a learner is in.