Vacancy: Part Time Online Teacher of Year 5

Net School is seeking a well-qualified and experienced primary teacher to deliver online classes to our Year 5 group, initially for the summer term 2021 (eight weeks) but with a view to continuing with us for the academic year 2021-22 and beyond. The ideal candidate will be: - enthusiastic about working online with home-educated students; - willing to create and use your own resources to teach both class groups and individual students via our online...

Children's Mental Health Week

Net School is proud to be supporting @Place2Be's #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (1-7 February) on the theme of "Express Yourself."  The focus is on the importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age, and this year is looking at how children (and adults) can find different ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good....

Support Ellia's Sailing Challenge!

We are excited to hear about Net School student Ellia Rhodes' endurance sailing challenge, taking place in April - read on to find out more and to donate to her chosen charity, the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Ellia Rhodes, in Year 11, is doing an endurance sail at Dovestone Sailing Club, Dovestone Reservoir, on Saturday 17th April 2021, in aid of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, RMCH. During lockdown, Ellia is training daily with a...

Careers in... Diplomacy

In the second of our Careers Talks for Net School students, we were delighted to welcome David Reed, British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, to speak to us about careers in the diplomatic service. Mrs Bullock reports... Enormous thanks to David Reed for his inspiring careers talk on working in the Diplomatic Service this week. David is the British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada and has previously been posted in roles in Cyprus, France, Poland, and...

Careers In... Naval Architecture

Last week, we launched an exciting new initiative for Net School, with our first Net School Careers Session. Our first speaker was UK-based Naval Architect Miles Pinchin, who gave us an interesting talk on the many different aspects of the job, including what exactly a Naval Architect does, the qualifications needed to enter the profession, the different companies he has worked in, and his favourite projects to date.  There was lots of chat about battleships...

The Benefits of Kindness: Reflections from our PSHE group

This week, we hear from our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Tutor, Mrs Bullock, who has been looking with her class at how being kind to others can benefit your own mental health. Here is what they learned... As we face ongoing disruption from the global pandemic it is important to try to stay as positive as we can, even through the difficult days.  In PSHE last month, students carried out an experiment to...

Have a wonderful summer!

Term has now come to an end at Net School. It has been a slightly odd summer term, but we hope that whilst the world has been in turmoil, Net School classes and its community have remained a welcome constant. We would like to thank all our students for their hard work and our teachers who have continued to enthuse and provide our students with outstanding learning opportunities whilst caring for their own families and...

Y8 Floating Gardens

Earlier in this year our Year 8 students made models of floating gardens for their Geography homework. A floating garden is a raft of aquatic weeds on which other plants or crops can be grown.  They are a low tech solution to the issue of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The floating gardens allow people to still grow and harvest crops even when the area is flooded. The picture above shows one of...