at primary, intermediate schools
The government has announced moves to reduce primary and intermediate school class sizes, supported by hiring more teachers.
A Ministerial Advisory Group will also be set up to look at further changes to class sizes.
Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced the policy alongside Prime Minister Chris Hipkins at Remuera Intermediate School in Auckland this morning.
Both are due to attend a media briefing around 12.15pm.
It would see classes in Year 4 to Year 8 - right up until high school - shift from 29 students per teacher to 28 students per teacher by 2025, at a cost of $106 million over five years.
This ratio is higher than for younger years, with one teacher per 15 students at Year 1.
This would be supported by an increase in teacher numbers, with 320 more full-time teachers needed. The government says half that number is in line to start from next year.
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