CLASS SIZE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATION PROGRAMME AND TEACHERS DEPLOYED PER CLASS

MP He Ting Ru

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education in relation to the TRANsition Support for InTegration (TRANSIT) programme (a) what is the current average, lowest and highest class size of the students who are enrolled in this programme; and (b) how many teachers, excluding allied educators, are deployed to each class under this programme.

Mr Chan Chun Sing: TRANsition Support for InTegration (TRANSIT) helps Primary 1 students identified with social and behavioural needs to develop foundational self-management skills when they start school. 

TRANSIT is currently offered in 66 schools and will be in all schools by 2026. Every school is able to support up to 10 P1 students in TRANSIT. The average number of P1 students participating in TRANSIT per school is four in 2022.

A team comprising key school personnel, form and subject teachers and Special Educational Needs Officers [previously known as Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural Support)] undergoes training on TRANSIT processes to equip them with skills and knowledge to identify and support the students in TRANSIT. Each school has two to four teachers trained for TRANSIT. The teachers and SEN Officers work together to support students in small groups as well as in their form classes in their P1 year. They also work closely with parents to ensure that self-management skills learnt in school are practised at home.

Ministry of Education
1 August 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/sprs3topic?reportid=written-answer-10546

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