Teignmouth Schools

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Teignmouth Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Teignmouth school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Teignmouth should I position my son/daughter? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Teignmouth locale?

  • Every now and then it is straightforward 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Teignmouth region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate Exam 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Teignmouth 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 offspring is likely to attend a Teignmouth Primary or Teignmouth Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.