Disappointment on National Offer Day

School

It has been a day we have been equally dreading / looking forward since last October when we submitted Isaac’s secondary school choices. Like all good parents, we trawled around half a dozen of our local schools, attended head teacher talks and got a feel for his preferred choices. For Isaac, there was one school that stood out head and shoulders above the rest and he has had his heart set on attending this school ever since. He completed the… Continue Reading “Disappointment on National Offer Day”

A month of change

Kian 18

This September has seen the biggest change in our household for some time. Kian has been counting down the days until he leaves for university since he finished his exams back in June and thankfully, he got into his first choice university. On Friday, we took him down to Bristol to move him in to his new accommodation. Until then, it was easy to take it in our stride that he would be leaving home and we busied ourselves with… Continue Reading “A month of change”

The thing about school league tables…….

Exams

An article appeared on my facebook timeline last night that I was genuinely troubled by. England’s worst schools revealed….. The article, written by the Daily Mirror, which can be read here, states that official government figures released this week, show that one in eight mainstream secondary schools are under-performing. Schools fall below the government’s performance threshold if pupils fail to make enough progress across eight subjects, with particular weight given to English and maths. This is only the second year… Continue Reading “The thing about school league tables…….”