Don't just rely on the table
SCHOOL league tables should provide a guide for parents as to how individual establishments are performing.
But that is where the judgement, solely on league tables, should stop.
All responsible parents or carers of young children will want to make the correct choice when it comes to education.
And as said, yes, tables are useful in their ability to point where good results are coming from.
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They indicate that a school is being well run and that the appropriate measures are being put into place to ensure success in core subjects.
But read between the lines and there is more to a successful school – much more.
It is vitally important that the values and beliefs that parents have are shared by any school or teaching staff.
And, of course, the teachers must be right for the pupils – relationships in the classroom can make all the difference between success and failure.
Parents have a duty to investigate all the options for their children and understand the needs of the individual.
They can then be matched against the different schools to ensure their children will be happy and learn in an environment that is as suitable for them as possible.
Is your child happy at school. Let us know by commenting on this story at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk where a full and detailed breakdown of the results appear.