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Online and Home-Schooling Provision and Consultancy

We provide a comprehensive service tailored for learners who are learning from home and/or using online schooling, ensuring that learners do not miss out on the benefits of an education. An important part of this is finding a suitable tutor that can meet the needs of your child, establishing a working relationship built on trust and learning.

 

 

What does Home-Schooling mean?

Home-schooling (sometimes known as Elective Home Education), is where a child’s parents have elected to have their child learn externally from a schooling site. If your child is currently in schooling education and you wish to home school them, contacting your local council and informing your child’s school is a must. Schools must comply if a parent wishes to remove their child from school, however, if you wish to remove your child on a part-time basis, schools can refuse. This makes it important to openly communicate with your child’s school once you have assessed a proper plan. Electing to provide your child with a home-schooling experience means that thought your child does not have to follow the national curriculum, they must still have a full-time education from the age of 5. Informal Enquiries can be made by your local council to ensure that your child is receiving an effective education, with the ability to serve a school attendance order if they believe the schooling, they are receiving at home is non-sufficient. Children that attend school average around five hours of tutored learning a day, for 190 days of the year across 38 weeks, setting a standard for a sufficient amount of contact time. Ultimately, home schooling enables parents to have a far greater amount of freedom and autonomy over their children’s education. Whether it be by creating their own curriculum, taking learning outside or introducing subject specific tutors, home schooling enables an environment where your child’s education is personalised and individually tailored to their needs.

 

 

What is Online-Schooling?

Online schooling is a process that engages students with lessons and activities virtually across a range of software platforms. Some of the digital platforms that enable tutors across the world to deliver tailored lesson sessions include Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Moodle. Online schooling, (similarly to home schooling) presents freedom to the students who are learning virtually, enabling learning to take place externally from a classroom setting, so long as there is Wi Fi. Teachers and tutors that work remotely are able to construct and deliver a planned and structured curriculum for their students to follow and learn from. Some children will only take a set amount of virtual lessons a day, with children who attend a school using online lessons as opportunities for tailored revision sessions and extra tutoring. Some schools use online learning exclusively, known as virtual or cyber schools, provided by the local school districts, charter schools and state education agencies. Some private online schools also exist, enabling children to learn virtually regardless of their previous schooling experiences/ settings.

 

 

Virtual Learning for children with SEND:

Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) can be a useful form of learning. Meeting individual needs and specially catering for individual needs are strengths of virtual learning, enabling SEND students to work in an environment that is comfortable and familiar to them. Some SEND learners may benefit from the one to one learning approach, enabling children with learning differences to have tailored lessons that can develop their learning rates. Online learning has grown in popularity since the Pandemic, enabling families to provide an education for their children via online tutors and teachers. Many online learning providers require students to complete assignments from briefs in their own time. It is therefore important to consider whether your child is good at managing their time and/or whether you have a strict time schedule implemented. This can make the difference between effective online learning and children that find their learning falling behind.

 

 

What are the positives to Home/Online Schooling?

Home and online schooling has risen in popularity recently due to many factors. The ability to create your child’s curriculum and teach them about values and knowledge that you feel is important can be a benefit, enabling your child to potentially learn a wider range of information and to create their opinion on topics. Customizing your child’s school schedule means that your family can go on holidays during term times (significantly reducing costs), have quality family time and work with your child’s individual needs, making the most of their more productive periods. Home schooling means that you can teach your child at the pace that they learn at, encouraging your child to push through the lessons that they struggle with and to flourish during lessons that they are confident in. This subsequently means that you can allocate more time for overcoming learning obstacles (whether it be in relation to mathematical equations or spelling of certain scientific terms). Home schooling is popular amongst children actors, artists and musicians, as it provides a flexible routine that can contribute to an effective work/ education/ life balance. Home schooling also enables learning to take place outside of the classroom, encouraging learning about the outdoors, the environment and equally of different cultures when learning on the road.

 

 

Do Home schooled children take Standardised tests?

The Primary SATs (Scholastic Aptitude Test) are compulsory only for students that are in public primary schools, meaning home schooled children do not need to participate in the tests if they will be continuing with their home schooling. GCSE are also not compulsory, though if you wish for your child to take their GCSEs, then hiring subject specific tutors and working to the National Curriculum will increase your child’s likelihood of success. GCSEs can be useful if you decide to send your child to a College to further their education, with colleges now providing GCSE lessons and examinations for learners that have failed in their previous GCSE attempts in English Language and Mathematics (the core subjects).

 

On site Tuition

Home Schooling and Online Schooling can be a viable option for pupils relocating or undergoing medical treatment. Many pupils have other commitments during the school day such as actors and entertainers/singers and so we tailor a full school programme up to Year 13 delivered 1-1 at your location of choosing. Online Schools are a further option where online curricula is supplemented by 1-1 tuition, high definition voice and video sessions, and regular correspondence. All course materials are supplied by us.

If you would like to arrange online and home schooling consultancy, or enquire about our tutoring service in England, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606or you can send us an email via our contact form.

 

Useful Links:

https://www.gov.uk/home-education

https://www.homeschool.com/blog/2019/02/complete-guide-to-homeschool-testing/

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791528/EHE_guidance_for_parentsafterconsultationv2.2.pdf

https://www.ramseysolutions.com/financial-literacy/what-is-homeschooling

https://www.understood.org/en/articles/faqs-about-online-schools-and-blended-learning

https://lead-academy.org/blog/home-schooling-uk/

https://www.parents.com/kids/education/home-schooling/homeschooling-101-what-is-homeschooling/

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschooling-101/

https://www.familyeducation.com/school/homeschooling-support/what-homeschool

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/homeschooling

 

 

 

 

 

 

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