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Pathhead Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Pathhead school in Midlothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Pathhead should I position my son/daughter? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Pathhead vicinity?

  • From time to time it is simple if your son/daughter 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 need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are published 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 Pathhead vicinity. Of course as every person 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
  • 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Pathhead area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is to be expected to attend a Pathhead Primary or Pathhead Secondary school for a number of years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful initial way 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 great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.