Lochgelly Schools

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Lochgelly Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Lochgelly school in Fife 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 needs. Which school in Lochgelly should I position my offspring? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Lochgelly area?

  • On occasion it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Lochgelly region. Of course as every person knows data 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Lochgelly area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is to be expected to attend a Lochgelly Primary or Lochgelly Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.