24 August 2016 –
Queensland students are benefiting from smaller class sizes as extra teachers are placed in our state schools.
Almost 90 per cent of primary school classes across Queensland are meeting class size targets or better. 95 per cent of secondary schools are meeting the class size targets.
500 teachers were cut from state schools by the former LNP Government with class sizes increasing as a result. We committed to addressing these cuts and promised 875 extra teachers above growth over three years; including three extra teachers in our area.
We are already seeing a difference in our schools – smaller class sizes are delivering better results for students. In a smaller class teachers can take more time to work with students one-on-one and can better focus on individual students’ needs.