Rochford Schools

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Rochford Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Rochford school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending education needs. Which school in Rochford should I position my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Rochford vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is effortless if your offspring 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 child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

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

  • Quality 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Rochford area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Rochford Primary or Rochford Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on 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 allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.