20 episodes

In this podcast, we explore all things education and how we are very much in need of new innovative ways of schooling. Many online schools attempt to replicate the traditional schooling structure, which we know is outdated. In this podcast we celebrate some of the innovative things UK Virtual School (UKVS) has adapted to create an online school and education system that is very much suited for the modern world.

Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS

Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com
Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com
Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool
Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

UK Virtual School Podcast - UKVS UKVS

    • Education

In this podcast, we explore all things education and how we are very much in need of new innovative ways of schooling. Many online schools attempt to replicate the traditional schooling structure, which we know is outdated. In this podcast we celebrate some of the innovative things UK Virtual School (UKVS) has adapted to create an online school and education system that is very much suited for the modern world.

Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS

Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com
Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com
Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool
Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

    S02E05 Cross Cultural Fusion - The Power of Online

    S02E05 Cross Cultural Fusion - The Power of Online

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Season 2, Episode 5 - Cross Cultural Fusion - The Power of Online

    On this episode, you'll meet Hassan, who's the Arabic teacher at UK Virtual School.   One of the advantages of learning languages at an online school is we can employ native speakers who share their culture and insight as well as their language. 

    During this chat you'll hear about many of his experiences in dealing with people of different cultures.

    Here are some key points from Hassan's chat with Syd:

    ➡ Different Cultures do things very differently, so it's important to understand and respect the differences, since we all live alongside people who are culturally different.

    ➡ We should never judge the values of other cultures.  We should only learn to understand why they exist, and show respect for them.

    ➡  One of the advantages of learning languages at an online school is they can employ native speakers who share their culture and insight with the students, as well as their language. 

     

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    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

     

    • 24 min
    S02E04 A Day in the Life of a UKVS Student - Raif’s Journey into Secondary School

    S02E04 A Day in the Life of a UKVS Student - Raif’s Journey into Secondary School

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Season 2, Episode 4 - A Day in the Life of a UKVS Student - Raif's Journey into Secondary School

    During this episode, you'll meet Raif, who's a student at UK Virtual School. 

    During this chat with Syd, you'll hear about his time in state schools and some of his issues with the traditional model of schooling.

    Here are just some of the reasons Raif loves online schooling:

    ➡ UKVS really DOES listen to their students, whereas he felt largely ignored at his old traditional school

    ➡ UKVS has helped Raif to become more focused on his work, and comfortable enough to participate and ask some brilliant questions.

    ➡ The UKVS day is planned carefully - with breaks to keep the students learning effectively. 


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    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

    • 34 min
    S02E03 I’m a new Home Ed Parent - First Experiences at UKVS

    S02E03 I’m a new Home Ed Parent - First Experiences at UKVS

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Season 2, Episode 3 - I'm a New Home Ed Parent - First Experiences at UKVS.

    On this episode, you'll meet Ebi, who's a parent of a child currently attending UK Virtual School.

    During the chat with Syd, you'll hear all about the trials that Ebi and her child have gone through in previous school experiences and why UKVS is working so well for them now.

    Here are a few reasons why Ebi absolutely loves UKVS:

    ➡ You get more time with your child when they're at UK Virtual School - Instead of them getting home from school and spending very little time with you, you can spend as much time as they'd like with them!

    ➡ UKVS send recordings of lessons back to the children - This means they can look back through lessons as many times as they need, which reinforces learning.

    ➡ UKVS is totally inclusive has many different approaches to learning - Which means that almost ANY child will fit in and benefit.


    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode.


    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

    • 32 min
    S02E02 The Globe Trotting Teacher - From the Welsh valley to the Jungle!

    S02E02 The Globe Trotting Teacher - From the Welsh valley to the Jungle!

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Season 2, Episode 2 - The Globe Trotting Teacher: From the Welsh Valley to the Jungle!

    During this episode, you'll meet Jemma, who's an English teacher at UKVS.  She LOVES being part of the team because it gives her the ability to travel the world.  During her chat with Syd, you'll hear one story about a snake in a playground that you'll never forget!

    As well as giving Jemma the ability to travel, she's a big convert to online schooling for these reasons:

    ➡ Students are more focused, as there aren't any classroom distractions

    ➡ At UKVS, teachers are subject specialists, even for primary age students

    ➡ The students and their families have time flexibility

     

    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode.


    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

    • 24 min
    S02E01 Online Schooling after Covid – The Advantages of Staying Online

    S02E01 Online Schooling after Covid – The Advantages of Staying Online

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Season 2, Episode 1 - Online Schooling in a Post Covid World

    During this episode, Syd runs though just a handful of the advantages of online schooling, even when Covid lockdowns are a thing of the past! 

    ➡ It's brilliantly flexible and accommodates families who want to travel, and provides consistency for students.

    ➡ The worlds BEST and most inspirational teachers are available to you - This is seldom the case with personal tutoring.

    ➡ If your kids suffer with anxiety or have had traumatic experiences in education before, or have SEN needs, they will feel safe and secure within an online school, as they can be based at home. 

    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode.


    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

    • 21 min
    UK Virtual School : Season 2 Trailer

    UK Virtual School : Season 2 Trailer

    UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

    Here's a brief trailer to give you some insight into some of the upcoming shows.  If you're new here, and haven't yet listened to Season One, there's plenty of content already on this podcast feed.  Season 2 launches on Monday July 18th, 2022.  Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode.

     

    More about Syd (Our Founder)

    Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

    Join us as we explore the core values of innovation, curiosity, growth mindset and inclusion & diversity which are embedded in the fabric of UKVS:

    💻 Find us on www.ukvirtualschool.com

    📩 Reach out to us: info@ukvirtualschool.com

    🔗 Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/UkVirtualSchool

    🤼 Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291678232050202

     
     

    • 4 min

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