Ratio of QToDs to pupils in resource provisions (updated)
A member asks: In the NDCS Quality Standards for Resource Provisions it is stated that the ‘number of specialist teachers at the resource provision is at least consistent with the minimum number recommended by the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (i.e. one Qualified Teacher of the Deaf to six deaf pupils)’.
Can you let me know in which BATOD document this is from and any other guidelines for resource provisions.
There is nothing set in stone about the ratio unfortunately – this is possibly deliberate. However BATOD has had a ‘note’ explaining the 1:6 rationale which has been adopted as BATOD policy. It can be read here.
- More time when individual pupils are the focus of a teacher’s attention
- More active interaction between pupils and teachers
- More pupil engagement, particularly for pupils attaining at lower levels
- More time spent by pupils interacting with each other
- More time spent by teachers directly teaching the substantive content of the subject knowledge
- More time spent on non-teaching tasks like procedural talk and taking registers