It's School Season
Welcome to the new BBC Parents Blog. Here you will find advice, experiences and opinions about the latest educational trends and issues written by parents for parents. It's also your chance to raise concerns and debate issues that are important to you and your child. Also, keep an eye out for our guest experts who will be on hand to discuss topical issues and keep you informed!
We've launched our blog at an exciting time just as the BBC Two School Season kicks off. It's set to be a thought-provoking season and may spark up a debate about how we can improve our education system. Throughout September there will be programmes about education and the tough decisions parents have to make. The Big School Lottery is the first programme and follows several children and their parents as they apply for secondary school places. Gareth Malone spends a term in a primary school trying to re-engage boys with learning in his Extraordinary School for Boys.
Our Parent Panel will be on hand ready to blog about the issues raised in the programmes so if you'd like to continue the conversation, do check in with us! We'd love you to share your thoughts and experiences on these issues.
To accompany the School Season, the RSA and BBC Learning have organised a debate to explore the issues further and to ask - where next for our children's education? If you have a question you'd like to submit to the panel, you can do so by emailing SchoolSeason@bbc.co.uk. Find out more including how to apply for audience tickets on the School Season info page on our website. We will be reporting back on the discussion here on the blog shortly after the debate takes place on 13th September 2010.
In the meantime watch the School Season preview featuring a classic track by David Bowie!
Jemma Summerfield is the senior producer of BBC Parents