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Maghera Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Maghera school in County Londonderry 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 impending education needs. Which school in Maghera should I put my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Maghera locale?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality 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 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 Maghera area. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Maghera area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is liable to attend a Maghera Primary or Maghera Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic technique to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.