Why I think setting students is a good idea & where it’s gone wrong | missdcox

I think that students should be taught in groups with others that are roughly at the same stage of learning. I believe that the arguments against setting are based on issues that are preventable by high expectations, clear systems and the professional behaviour of teachers.

The arguments against setting

It labels children and bottom sets are stigmatised
What needs to happen to ensure it works
As soon as it is clear that a student needs to change groups, it should happen
Children should NEVER be moved set for anything other than their learning 
Teacher language must always be positive…

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