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Should parents accompany children to collect exam results?

Should parents accompany children to collect exam results?

Parents must accompany children to collect their exam results, a Good Schools Guide director has said, following reforms that have led to the toughest tests in a generation.

 Even if teenagers want to pick up their results alone, mothers and fathers must insist on going in case anything has gone wrong, according to Bernadette John.

“Quite often children might want to go on their own or with friends. But I would say go with them, if anything has gone awry, get in and sort it out straight away,” she said.  

“Perhaps just say ‘I’ve got to pop into town anyway’. You need to be there - they are likely to be upset, they are still quite young. 

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