where do teachers send their kids

(107 Posts)
teachersaspirations Sun 22-Sep-13 20:54:55

changed my name for this for one as it is potentially a bit hot!

I am beginning to notice that a lot of the teachers who teach our kids, their kids go to the best/better schools
the grammars/the select schools etc...

it would be interesting to know what proportion of parents are teachers for these grammar schools/select schools etc...

PS am not a teacher

pudcat Sun 22-Sep-13 21:01:45

I sent mine to the local primary and secondary schools.

kim147 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:01:55

Teachers get reasonably well paid.
So they probably can afford to live in more well off areas cf the average person - which has the better schools.

Market economics.

HooverFairy Sun 22-Sep-13 21:01:58

And? You have the same information as they do; state schools have to follow the NC and private schools don't. You have to make the right decision for your child, so do teachers. Of course, teachers are out to ruin the lives of other people's children and take the 'best' school places for themselves though, I forgot about that bit.

Pointless and goady thread

creamofparsnip Sun 22-Sep-13 21:02:39

We don't have any grammar or selection schools around here!

Otherwise teachers are just like other parents and send their child to the best school for them. smile To be honest there's no way I would send my child to a school I taught at.

HooverFairy Sun 22-Sep-13 21:03:50

Teachers are reasonably well paid, so are a lot of other professions. I don't think all the well off areas are full of teachers!

kim147 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:04:11

Teachers probably have more inside info on schools and make more informed choices.

kim147 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:04:52

No - but the well off areas are full of reasonably paid professionals which has an impact on local schools.

Morgause Sun 22-Sep-13 21:05:16

State schools all the way for both my DCs.

kim147 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:06:23

It's quite hard to send a child to a private school on a standard teacher's salary. Maybe with two people on good salaries.

MidniteScribbler Sun 22-Sep-13 21:07:26

DS will go to the school I teach at. It's a private school, and the one I would send him to regardless of whether I taught there or not. I will never teach his class, or even the same year level that he is in though.

vaticancameo Sun 22-Sep-13 21:07:32

DH and I are teachers and no way could we afford private. Our two will be going to the local comp.

FourEyesGood Sun 22-Sep-13 21:07:39

My mum was a teacher; she taught at my secondary school. It wasn't horrendous but I would have preferred to have gone to a different school.

I am now a teacher (secondary). My own DS goes to our local primary school (as will my DD). When they get to secondary age, they will go to the nearest school, which is currently not a very good one (but who knows what it'll be like in 6 years?). If we lived near the school at which I work (which is an Ofsted "good" school), I dare say they would probably attend that one, but having been a student with a parent teacher, I don't think I'd want that for my own DCs.

BrianButterfield Sun 22-Sep-13 21:08:34

I don't know any teachers who send their child to private schools. I do know at least a dozen who sent them to the school we work in though! Must be a good sign!

TeWiSavesTheDay Sun 22-Sep-13 21:08:41

I'm not a teacher, but surely it depends on lots of things. Personal politics/knowledge of area/how you feel about dc being at school you're teaching at/how much choice there actually is locally.

I was taught (in a private school) by a teacher whose dc went to the state school my mum worked at.

kim147 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:09:48

Just out of interest - OP - how do you know where your DC's teachers send their children to school?

FourEyesGood Sun 22-Sep-13 21:10:23

Hang on - how is this an AIBU? Tsk.

blondefriend Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:03

I work at a better grammar school than the ones my own kids are in catchment for. I couldn't afford a house in that particular town. However I still live in a good area and there are probably people who would see me as being very fortunate. The grass is always greener.

SignoraStronza Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:14

Many most teachers live outside the catchment of the school that they teach at, so 'their' school, or the one it feeds into, wouldn't even be considered a viable option.
It also minimises the chances of bumping into students and their parents whilst going about their out of school business.

Tinlegs Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:15

I teach both my children (tiny secondary school) and it makes life very much easier but it is the local school anyway.

teachersaspirations Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:27

HooverFairy Actually I don't think we do have access to the same information
open days and Ofsted reports do not tell parents whats going on
(I don't think these could kid a teacher)

I do agree that it is probably best to send your kids to a different school to the on you teach at

it wasn't meant to be a goad, it was meant to be a point of note

SummerHoliDidi Sun 22-Sep-13 21:12:09

My dd1 goes to our catchment secondary school. I knew which school I wanted her to go to when we moved here, we could have bought a much bigger/nicer house in the catchment of another school but I would rather live in a box here than send dd1 to that horrific, failing school (I did one of my teaching practices there - it's truly awful!). She could have gone to the grammar school, but it's an hour's train ride away from home and we would have had problems affording that.

Most of the teachers at my school bring their dcs to us, because we know we're a good school, outstanding actually according to ofsted.

VinegarDrinker Sun 22-Sep-13 21:12:18

DH is a teacher. DC will go to the primary on the next road from us, which is emphatically not seen as a "desirable" school. I don't know any state school teachers with kids at private school.

sittinginthesun Sun 22-Sep-13 21:12:25

I am a teacher's child, and went to the local comp.

Teacher at dcs' school has similar age children. They are also at local comp, rather than the grammar.

It depends entirely on the teacher and the child. Obviously.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 22-Sep-13 21:13:02

I have several friends who are teachers and who have managed to get their dc into the schools where they teach but are not catchment for.

A good proportion of these schools are then feeder schools for a very well regarded comp that again they would not be in catchment for.

I am very happy with the choices that we have made for our ds's and their choices will definitely not affect our chances of our ds's attending our first choice comp (which I know they will get into) so I haven't thought any more about it. If their choices were in direct competition with ours, perhaps I would have (knowing that the schools in question are oversubscribed)

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