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Motherwell Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Motherwell school in Lanarkshire 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 requirements. Which school in Motherwell should I place my offspring? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Motherwell vicinity?

  • 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 elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain 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 nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Motherwell vicinity. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Motherwell area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is to be expected to attend a Motherwell Primary or Motherwell Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent preliminary mode 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 good technique 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.