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Position: Senior teacher
What is your advice about? How to spot a poor school.
1: High turnover of staff in shortage subjects. It probably means they won’t work there or if they do they leave quickly.
2: You are blamed for using the discipline policy. The 2 behaviour policy schools are invariably bad; the written policy and the unwritten one.
3: Low ebacc score. Possibly controversial, but although not suitable for many anything below 50% is poor.
4: Publicity doesn’t match the results. If the schools tells/convinces everyone they’re great but the results aren’t… Avoid like the plague.
5: Parents go out of their way to not send pupils there. So low property prices in catchment area.