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Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Gordon school in Berwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Gordon should I put my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Gordon region?

  • Every so often it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Gordon region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Gordon area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Gordon Primary or Gordon Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.