A survival guide to the education system for every concerned parent.
Francis Gilbert's new book tells parents the unvarnished truth about our education system, as only a teacher can. He explains that many schools are actually selective when they pretend not to be, and shows you how to get your child into the best school. He also highlights the bullying and backstabbing that can blight the lives of pupils and their parents, and shows how you can help your children to deal with it. As well as containing the compelling personal stories of many parents, the book also offers hard-earned advice on issues such as: * How to get your child into the right school; * How to get the most out of your child's teachers; * How to improve your child's performance; * How to work the education system for the benefit of your child
Francis Gilbert has taught in a variety of comprehensive schools in London and currently teaches English part-time. His previous books have included I'm A Teacher, Get Me Out of Here (Short Books, 2004), Teacher on the Run (Short Books, 2005), Yob Nation (2006) and Working the System (Short Books, 2009). He lives in east London with his wife and son.