P-05-802 Protecting Class Sizes in Design and Technology Classrooms and Workshops –

Correspondence from Petitioner to Committee, 24.04.18


Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Ms Williams' letter, it's clear that we both share the same view that the safety and well-being of students is of paramount importance.


I agree that the findings of health and safety risk assessments by professional, competent staff must drive decisions on class sizes, based on the relevant safety standards. To this end, I urge the Cabinet Secretary for Education to send an advice note to all schools, clearly outlining these requirements.  I firmly believe that school leaders will benefit from the clarity that such a communication would bring, and ultimately result in safer and higher quality provision for all students.


Yours sincerely

Aled Dafis