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Don't judge a school by its building; Family Life.

NEW guidance is urging parents to consider actual classrooms as well as the teachers that teach in them when choosing a new school for their child.

The independent British Council for School environments (BCSe) says a school's physical environment is as important as its teaching and learning, the extracurricular activities on offer and its management and leadership.

As parents begin looking at prospective schools ahead of next September, the BCSe has produced a new booklet giving handy tips on what to look out for and questions to ask.

But surely the most beautiful building in the world at a poorly-performing school is never going to convince parents that it's the right place for their child?
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Oct 14, 2008
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