P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:50:00       ———————————————————————————————  HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Some parents - like those featured in a recent C4 documentary - have to spend many hours on their knees to get their child into a chosen school. Others would sell their souls for a simple guide to how to get what they thought the Government was promising them: a place in a sought-after school. Much cheaper - at £9.99 - is a book from the Consumers' Association called Which? Way to Beat the System. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Newsfile 320 ITV THIS WEEK IN HISTORY p671 Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:50:07       ———————————————————————————————  HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Education topics covered in Which? Way to Beat the System include: a guide to the allocation of places in state schools why church schools are allowed to keep places empty what to look for when choosing a school what to do if your child is refused a place. The advice on appeals is very useful. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Keyboard 664 Flashback 671 WHAT'S ON TELETEXT TODAY? p663 Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:51:10       ———————————————————————————————  HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Dealing with independent schools can be just as fraught with difficulty as the maintained system. The CA advises you to check carefully exactly what the fees cover. Then you won't be shocked by a huge bill for books, stationery, clothes and insurance at the end of term. There's a quick guide to the Government's assisted places scheme. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Newsfile 320 ITV THIS WEEK IN HISTORY p671 Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:51:13       ———————————————————————————————  HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Parents of children with special needs often have particular problems fighting their way through the bureaucratic undergrowth. Which? Way to Beat the System has a guide to the Code of Practice that local authorities and schools are supposed to follow. And there's advice for parents who want to give up on school altogether and go for home-based education. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Keyboard 664 Flashback 671 WHAT'S ON TELETEXT TODAY? p663 Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:52:11       ———————————————————————————————  HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Which? Way to Beat the System doesn't pretend to be an exhaustive guide to any of the education topics covered. Where it scores is in telling you where to go next and who to ask. There are loads of useful titles and addresses. It's also extremely good at puncturing unrealistic expectations. It tells you where you've got legal rights and where you may only express an opinion. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Keyboard 664 Flashback 671 Which? Way to Beat the System £9.99 Publ. Consumers' Association. Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Oct 4 21:50:12       ———————————————————————————————  LONGMANS PARENTS' GUIDES Viewers waiting for their copies of the Longman Parent's Guide to Nursery and Key Stage One edited by Ted Wragg - your patience is about to be rewarded! The books are on their way. We're now in a position to offer the next three books in the series - Key Stage Two, Key Stage Three, and GCSE. We've 25 of each to give away so put your name and address on a PC, saying which one you want to the address below ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Offer closes Friday Octobjr 11 1996 PARENT'S GUIDE: Teletext Ltd., PO Box 297 London SW6 1XT Guide Teletext today Keyboard TV Plus