What to look for in a School
All schools have to follow the policies and procedures as laid down by the government, yet they are all very different from one another. Use the guidelines below to help you assess their differences when choosing whether to apply for a school or not.
Is it simple to navigate, with clear information that is up-to-date? Does it have pictures of the children on it? What of the school’s ethos can you pick up from the website pages?
What happened last week at the school? How are parents involved in the learning? Does the school diary look attractive and active? Can you see what direction and focus the school has from the Newsletter? Are children celebrated?
Do you have friends who live in the area, or teachers who have taught there in the past few years? What do they say? Do you trust their judgement?
Look up the latest OFSTED report of the School. How current is it? How would you recognise the changes that the school has made as a result of the judgement? Would YOU send your child to the School?
This information is provided by the Lumen Learning Trust. You can get in contact in two ways:
- contact with our Communications Manager, Lisa Cosgrave on firstname.lastname@example.org and she can make an appointment for you to meet with one of our senior leaders to talk through your ideas OR
- complete the teacher application form found on our Recruitment page and send it to Lisa who will pass it to one of the Headteachers or Mrs. McCarthy, our Executive Principal