The number of infants being taught in classes of more than 30 children has soared under the Tory Government. Across the South East region 7,730 more infants are being taught in large classes between 2010-2014 (an increase of 155%).
Ed Miliband today set out Labour’s plan for an education which equips young people with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future which includes a cap on class sizes for every 5, 6 and 7 year olds.
Peter Kyle, Labour’s candidate for MP in Hove and Portslade said:
“Parents will be shocked that the number of infants being taught in large classes in Brighton and Hove has increased by 150% under this Tory Government.
“I have never doubted that every student, from every background, has the potential to succeed. Labour’s commitments put quality teaching back at the heart of our education system shows that we are the party with real ambition when it comes to the schools that our communities depend upon."