Biology: Plants and Seeds

In Year 9 science Mrs Humby's group have been studying all about plants this half term... Today we were looking particularly at seed dispersal and then the class worked in pairs to design a flower and its seed, explaining how the plant is pollinated and how the seed is dispersed. I was particularly impressed with this design by two of my students and their amazing skills of drawing on a computer! Mrs Humby...

Looking Back - Online Schooling Then and Now

Many people think that internet schooling is a new branch of education, but it has been around for some time. Our Year 5 teacher Hannah Buchannan attended an internet school for some of her school life and has written up some of her experiences for us: When my younger brother asked if he could home school for Year 7, instead of traditional secondary school, and my parents agreed, our whole aspect on schooling changed as a family....

Out and About: Dovedale IGCSE Geography Field Trip

At the end of August, five students, their parents and Bridgette Barrett - their Net School Geography teacher - met up in Dovedale, the Peak District for a day of geography fieldwork. The students either have already or will be studying river environments as part of their IGCSE course. During the day they had the opportunity to wade in the River Dove, taking a range of measurements – width, depth, velocity – so that back...

How do our clubs support learning?

This year our Spanish teacher Chloe Bullock has been really impressed with her students' progress made by taking part in Spanish Speaking Club. “I launched the club in January with the idea that IGCSE students could get some extra speaking practice ahead of their exams this summer, but the enthusiasm from students across all levels was really positive from day one.  They are now really starting to master the skill of speaking spontaneous Spanish and have enjoyed learning plenty...

Making Maths Fun in Year 5

In the final term of this year our Year 5 classes designed their own board games. Here is their teacher Hannah Buchannan telling us about their last few lessons: Have you ever designed your own board game? We finished off the term of Maths this year with our work on problem solving and thinking laterally. We especially enjoyed the matchstick challenge and solving a sudoku puzzle together! Most of us had no idea how to solve...

Vacancy: Part time Online Primary Teacher (Year 6)

Net School is seeking a well-qualified and experienced primary teacher to deliver online classes from the end of Febrary 2019. You 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 classrooms (although guidance will be provided);  - committed to marking homework regularly and providing constructive written feedback; - happy to support students during the week via our...

Reflections on an English Class

This week, our IGCSE English teacher, Dr Sarah Sneddon, reflects on what both she and her group have learned this year... During our last IGCSE English Language class of the term, my students reflected on what they have studied this year, what they have learned and what is still to be done.  Their enthusiasm and honesty inspired me to think about the last three terms from my perspective and it made me realise that I...

A flexible and personal approach to your child's education

Here at Net School there are some values that we will always uphold when it comes to your child’s education. We believe that small class sizes are important, as not only do they foster positive relationships between teachers and students and within the student group itself, they allow our teachers to personalise the lessons to meet individuals needs and ensure effective learning.  If these classes are still too large for your requirements we can also...