With the global pandemic still a concern, it’s uncertain when schools in India will be re-opening. So, if you’re already investigating sending your child abroad for their secondary school studies, then the UK is a great option.
Investing in your child’s education is one of the most important investments you’ll make. That’s why it’s really important to take the time to do as much research as possible when deciding on the institution. Once you have a few options in mind, it’s really important to visit the school and experience the philosophy of the school and everything it has to offer before applying.
If you make enquiries, you will find that most secondary schools in the UK are open to allowing you to visit and attend a class or two before deciding if the school is the right fit. It’s important to determine if the school is a good culture fit for your child in terms of personality and temperament.
It can be costly to tour a foreign country to find the right school but it’s wise to undertake this process because if you are not child is not happy it will cost more, in the long run, to change schools and start the whole process again.
When your child attends classes they’ll get a feel for what it will be like to be there on a permanent basis. They will get to meet potential teachers and fellow students. As a family, you will get to see the surrounding area or town and your child will become familiar with the layout or premises of the school. This will help your child will feel more comfortable when they actually do commence with their attendance.
When visiting the school, it’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have, for example:
1. What are the subjects on offer
2. Who the teachers are and what their credentials are
3. What extracurricular activities the school provides
4. How the school deals with behaviour management
5. Who the child can go to for support if necessary, (if the school has a permanent counsellor/s onsite)
If you cannot undertake a physical tour, find out if the school will offer a virtual tour, this may be a great way to experience the physical environment and meet key people if you can’t be there in person.
At Right Shift, we can help you access all the information you will need to make an informed decision. Contact us today to assist you in making the right choice for your child’s educational future.