Questions that a parent should ask when choosing a school for a child

Most parents do not have such a large selection of educational institutions, because in the area of ​​residence of the family there are rarely many schools. Nevertheless, it is important to ask directors a few questions in order to find a school combining a well-designed educational program and a professional approach to the educational process.

How is communication between school and parents organized?

Is there an Internet portal that I can use to inquire about the school's successes of the child?

Do you provide useful information, such as a study schedule or the possibility of online courses?

How do students do their homework?

Does the child have to record homework on his own or will parents receive emails with this information?

Should the children hand over homework to the teacher, and if so, how?

Do teachers review and evaluate homework regularly? And if not, which evaluation system is used before the exams?

If the homework is not performed or it is not handed over to the teacher, are parents informed about it and what are the possible consequences?

If the child was absent from the class, what system is used to help him catch up with the other students?

What kind of educational support does the school provide?

How many warnings about planned big works children receive?

What assistance is provided for students who demonstrate poor academic performance in a particular subject?

How does the school inform parents about the difficulties of the student with this or that subject?

How does the school support children with special needs?

How effective is the school in terms of supporting children with special needs?

Have teachers received special training and are they able to cope with the difficulties that arise in the teaching such children?

Is there a coordinator with whom parents can contact in case of problems?

How does the school relate to non-school development?

How many hours of so-called pastoral care are provided per week?

Is there a schedule indicating the topics that are discussed in these sessions?

What resources help to maintain the social and emotional health of students?

What are the rules for the school uniform?

Is it possible to buy uniform at a low price in a store that parents will choose, or it is necessary to buy it in a certain store?

Can students come to school in sports clothing on the days when they have sports classes, or do they have to change clothes?

Does the school develop the habit of learning something new for the whole life?

How does the school teach children to adapt to uncertainty and change?

Are children taught teamwork, as well as critical thinking, in the course of solving their tasks?

Do children learn new skills?

Is work on the computer an integral part of the training program?

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