School Guide Parent Review Guidelines
The reviews on School Guide are by parents for parents. The most helpful reviews for parents are fair, helpful and have context.
We have a dedicated and experienced team of review Prefects who moderate reviews and only publish comments that are useful to the majority of parents.
This doesn’t mean you can’t be negative; but if you are angry about the way a school has treated you or your child, remember to say that this is your opinion and not a statement of fact. If you have concerns about serious issues at a school, please go to our Beat Bullying page for a list of contacts and organisations to contact for help.
Here are 5 tips to make sure your review is published on School Guide:
- Be clear about whether you are a current or former parent to give the review context. "I’m a mother of a Year 7 boy and my opinion is..."
- Positive reviews are very important. A 5-star review from a parent is hugely rewarding for both teaching and non-teaching staff that work very hard week in, week out to give the children the best education.
- If you have a strong opinion about problems at a school, back up your opinion with real examples. Serious allegations should always be directed to the school rather than shared publicly.
- Bad, profane or aggressive language will not be tolerated. All comments should be suitable for a family audience. There is little point breaking the rules because your review won’t get published. Rules are rules.
- Once you have written your review, see if you can answer yes to these two simple questions:
- Will it help other parents?
- If it contains negative comments, have you made the grounds for writing the comments clear?
You can edit the review before you press submit, and also come back and edit or delete a review after it is published.
Edited reviews are also strictly moderated.