Secondary School Support

As your child approaches the end of primary, the transition to secondary school can feel daunting. The application deadline is fast approaching and you want to make the best choice you can for your child. You know how formative secondary school can be and how important it is to carefully consider your options.


However, you feel baffled by the changes which have taken place in the last ten years – what are Free Schools? What is a Multi-Academy Trust? What does Progress 8 mean? 


It is difficult to find out the information you need. How much should Ofsted, League Tables and open evenings inform your choice? No wonder it is often easier to ‘let go’ and follow the crowd.


I want to help you.


My name is Joe and I am an education geek. I love thinking, reading and writing about education. Education changed my life and is my life. I love talking about education with anyone who wants to know more. I have been a teacher, school leader and teacher trainer for more than 15 years. I am also a dad – I know how important it is as a parent to have access to the information you need in a quick and easy way.


I am running a free 60 minute session to help you start the process of understanding secondary schools. In this session we will explore the different types of schools in the system, examine how to find information about schools and have a Q&A session with an experienced teacher.


Option 1: Thursday 4th May, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Option 2: Thursday 11th May, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Option 3: Friday 12th May, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Option 4: Monday 15th May, 12:30pm-1:30pm


To sign-up for one of these sessions, please fill in this form.


I look forward to helping you navigate the school system!