Dundee Schools

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Dundee Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Dundee school in Angus for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Dundee should I situate my child? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a gigantic effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Dundee locale?

  • Sometimes it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Dundee vicinity. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Dundee area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Dundee Primary or Dundee Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.