Before you choose your child’s secondary school, read this
The Times’s Rachel Carlyle speakers to our Chief Executive, Dr Lee Eliot Major.
Parents of the 600,000 children (in England) who will change schools next September have until October 31 to make their choice.
Parents agonise most when faced with a fair-to-middling school on paper because it feels like you’re taking a leap, says Dr Lee Elliot Major, chief executive of the education charity the Sutton Trust. “Remember that state schools have improved immeasurably in the past two decades, so unless the school has real problems, your child can still get the As. You’ll have to be hands-on, challenging the school on their teaching if necessary and possibly topping up with tutoring.”
Read the full article here. (£)