Winter Wonderland

Much of the UK has been covered in snow this weekend and we hope that many of you have been able to enjoy this rarity!  Whilst many schools will be announcing “Snow Days”, here at Net School we are already enjoying our winter holidays.  We pride ourselves on the importance we place on holiday and family time as much as our academic excellence.  Many students have taken our winter holidays as an opportunity to travel...

Primary science: Balloons, star jumps and mopping up the water before it destroys the laptop...

Teaching Primary Science Online - balloons, star jumps and mopping up water before it destroys the laptop... The UK primary science curriculum is very hands-on, with children planning and carrying out investigations, learning to conduct fair tests, recording their results in lots of different ways and coming to their own conclusions about what is happening. How on earth was I going to manage that with my first class of online Year 6 students scattered around...

Tuition that is as individual as you are!

Here is a great blog from Pia, one of our Key Stage 3 students on why our one-to-one lessons suit her learning… Last year, when I first started Net School I joined group classes, but soon afterwards I considered that one-to-one sessions might be more helpful to me. When I started one-to-one classes last year, I did them in addition to my regular classes. However, this year I have replaced some classes with one-to-one tutoring....

Why does Net School work for me?

Thank you to Claire, one of our Year 10 IGCSE students, for this great blog on why Net School works for her... For me, Net School means the complete freedom of education, without the barriers of distance or anxiety or fear. I am encouraged to learn by our teachers and peers, they care about my progress and understanding - not just what mark I get on an exam. My teachers make lessons fun and engaging,...

Code Week EU 2017

Have you wondered how websites and games become interactive or how PowerPoint makes presentations?  Now in its fifth year, CodeWeek EU is a Europe-wide initiative to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. Between 7-22 October all over the EU students will be involved in coding events to see how our technology works.   At Net School, we have a club where students learn coding using Scratch. We learn...

Why I love Net School...

This week, one of our IGCSE English students has written our blog, to tell you why they love Net School... Last year, my class (IGCSE English) and our teacher did a project. Each of us picked a picture, and then we all wrote three pieces of writing inspired by it over the period of five weeks. There was a great variety of pictures chosen – an old violin, a fairy tale setting and a painting...

Online schooling: What's not to like?

Our KS3 Science teacher, Soraiya Humby, reflects on just how great working and learning online can be... I’ve made my children’s lunches, got the washing on and done the school run and now I am back home sitting at my desk with a cup of tea and toast ready to start my lessons! My students arrive one by one, chatting about their weekend adventures or discussing ideas for homework.  Many will still be in their...

"A high quality education in an uplifting and stimulating environment"

In the summer term, we were delighted to welcome Mr David Horton, a trainee science teacher, to Net School. Mr Horton is currently completing his PGCE with the University of Wales and joined us for his 'Enhancement Experience' placement. During his time with Net School, Mr Horton observed classes in our science department and ran a fun and engaging Science Project Club for our Key Stage 3 students. It was a pleasure to have him as part...