THE ESSENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR EVERY MODERN PARENT In the last three years the government has changed pretty much every aspect of state education - the admissions process, the national curriculum, exams and assessments, the approach towards Special Needs, the whole attitude to children's general wellbeing. Working the System provides up to date answers to all your questions as a concerned parent. It includes tips and advice on everything from selecting the right school to helping your child make the right choices at GCSE and keeping them happy and motivated; and is packed with informative case studies - such as "What could I have done to get more support for my son's dyspraxia?" / "Can I do a Tony Blair and avoid sending my child to the local sink school?" Written by an experienced teacher who has taught in the state sector for twenty years and who has established a reputation as a voice of candour and clarity in the world of modern educational doublespeak, Working the System is the new school rules, warts and all. This highly readable guide will help you navigate all the key elements of state school education to get the very best out of the system for your particular child.