Positive Mind, Positive Life

To conclude our antibullying week, we will take a quick look at how we look after each other at Net School by protecting and empowering ourselves and others. At Net School we are proud to have such a supportive and caring community amongst our students and teachers. And if anyone has any concerns that are troubling them, our Pastoral Tutor Mrs Bullock is always there to listen and advise, either through email or text chat,...

What will you capture?

In this week's blog, we hear from one of our IGCSE students, Ellia, about her passion for photography and share some of her beautiful images... Hi, I’m Ellia and I’m in Year 10. I found a fascination for cameras and photography when I was a baby, I used to play with my mum’s old Olympus 35mm camera until I broke it! On my 5th birthday, my mum bought me a Vivitar point and shoot camera,...

Support for Students at Net School

On World Mental Health Day (10th October) we wanted to highligh that at Net School, we aim to support our students both academically and emotionally. We have a dedicated Pastoral Tutor, Mrs Bullock, who regularly checks in with our students to ask how they are managing their studies and whether there are any issues that they feel she could help with, such as time management or coping with exam related stress.  Where help is requested,...

Getting Hands On! Year 9 Science Practicals

At Net School we like to be as practical as we can when studying science.  Our students learn how to plan, carry out and draw conclusions from their experiments just as other students do studying in a physical school.  The only difference is that they carry out their experiments in the comfort of their own home! Year 9 have started this term by studying plants.  We have already looked at photosynthesis and will be moving...

Denis Coleman: Net School student and pop sensation!

We were excited this week to learn about former Net School student Denis Coleman's latest single release! Home education has enabled Denis to pursue his musical career and we think he is heading for great things! Read on to find out more... Pop sensation Denis Coleman broke into the public’s eye after touring with the Vamps on their Four Corners Tour of the UK. Since then, he’s toured Europe and is about to depart on...

A Midsummer Night's Interview...

Autumn leaves might be beginning to fall, but just to keep you in the summer mood a little while longer, here is some of the work our Year 6 class produced at the end of last term inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'... At the end of last year our Year 6 students dipped their toes in the literary world of Shakespeare!  Their task was to write the script of an interview with Nick Bottom,...

Experimental Poems!

Mrs Humby explains her creative approach to science.... Year 8 Science have been looking at how to carry out scientific investigations.  They have discussed how to be safe and carry out risk assessments as well as planning a fair test.  To finish off the topic we looked at the use of bunsen burners and I challenged the class top come up with some poems in a specific style to describe what experiments mean to them:...

Vacancy: Online Teacher of IGCSE Computer Science (Start Sept 2019)

Net School has a vacancy for a UK qualified teacher of Computer Science with experience teaching up to at least IGCSE level (and ideally A Level), to commence teaching with us from September 2019. - The successful candidate will take on our Year 10 and Year 11 computer science classes, working towards the CIE IGCSE Computer Science specification. - Applicants should have experience of teaching coding and should ideally have a working knowledge of Python. -...