Airdrie Schools

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Airdrie Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Airdrie school in Lanarkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Airdrie should I place my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Airdrie region?

  • On occasion it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Airdrie 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Airdrie area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Airdrie Primary or Airdrie Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.