44 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 Many online schools attempt to replicate the traditional schooling structure, which we know is outdated.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)‬ UK Virtual School

    • 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 Many online schools attempt to replicate the traditional schooling structure, which we know is outdated.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

    S03E14 Science Experiments at Home - Kitchen Chemistry with William

    S03E14 Science Experiments at Home - Kitchen Chemistry with William

    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 3, Episode 14 - Science Experiments at Home - Kitchen Chemistry with William
    In this episode, Syd is joined by William, he has been a chemistry teacher with UK Virtual School for just over a year now and works with kitchen science with secondary school kids, today he aims to impart some knowledge onto you!
    3 Interesting points to take from the episode:
    ➡ Chemistry can go wrong, and as long as it doesn't go TOO wrong, it's just more fun!
    ➡ Chemistry is very hands on, so children will get some practical knowledge on the projects they're discussing in theory.
    ➡ Chemistry at home can work just as well as it can in traditional schooling and William expemplifes that.
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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
    S03E13 Why Parent’s love of UKVS - An Online School That Thinks Differently

    S03E13 Why Parent’s love of UKVS - An Online School That Thinks Differently

    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 3, Episode 13 - Why Parent’s love UKVS - An Online School That Thinks Differently
    In this episode, Syd is joined by Samira, a parent of a student at UK Virtual School and a Lawyer who's been with us for a few years now and has enjoyed it much more than traditional schooling.
    Why parents love UKVS:
    ➡ Your children aren't rushed into things that they aren't capable of deciding on yet.
    ➡ Each teacher can cater learning to each individual student, something that can't be done in traditional schooling.
    ➡ The way that UK Virtual School hire new teachers actually involves the students instead of being a decision that's "out of their hands".
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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

    • 29 min
    S03E12 Our 3 Year GCSE Experience at UKVS - A student success story

    S03E12 Our 3 Year GCSE Experience at UKVS - A student success story

    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 3, Episode 12 - Our 3 Year GCSE Experience at UKVS - A student success story
    In this episode, Syd is joined by Anna, a parent of a student at UK Virtual School who's been with us for 3 years, her daughter is a real success story!
    Valuable lessons from this discussion:
    ➡ No matter who you are, you can do something valuable with your time, it doesn't even matter if you're 35, or if you're 13!
    ➡ Home schooling doesn't lead to anti-social behaviour, it can lead to the contrary.
    ➡ During your experience with us. you just might discover a new skill or passion you never knew you had!
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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

    • 33 min
    S03E11 Exploring Worldviews - A unique UKVS curriculum

    S03E11 Exploring Worldviews - A unique UKVS curriculum

    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 3, Episode 11 - Exploring Worldviews - A unique UKVS curriculum
    In this episode, Syd is joined by Eloise, a teacher at UK Virtual School who is currently teaching "Worldviews", which is a subject all about the culture of different countries around the world.
    3 Reasons why learning about the world is important:
    ➡ As well as gaining an understanding of different cultures, children are also taught about diversity.
    ➡ The child's family can learn alongside them and and that can stimulate conversation.
    ➡ Worldviews isn't all theory, there's a bit of practical in it too....where we delve into food! 🥐🥘🥙🥞
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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

    • 33 min
    S03E10 The Power of an Educator - A Parent’s Journey

    S03E10 The Power of an Educator - A Parent’s Journey

    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 3, Episode 10 - The Power of an Educator - A Parent's Journey
    In this episode, Syd is joined by Tomas, an engineer and parent of a student at UK Virtual School who believes that the right educator can drastically change the trajectory of a child's life.
    3 Reasons why Educators are so important:
    ➡ Children are susceptible to gaining personality traits from the people they look up to.
    ➡ A good teacher can be the difference between a subject your child hates, and one they love.
    ➡ A teacher can offer guidance to your child and build up a genuine bond with them as they grow.
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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
    S03E09 A Student Led School - with a short interview with Asher

    S03E09 A Student Led School - with a short interview with Asher

    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 3, Episode 9 - A Student Led School - with a short interview with Asher
    UK Virtual School is a completely student led school, today we welcome Asher onto the podcast, a long time member of UKVS!
    Key points from this episode:
    ➡ UKVS allows students to pick who's being recruited to the UK Virtual School family.
    ➡ The teachers who are best suited for the job are picked for certain roles, but the children also have a say in the matter.
    ➡ You can get a look into the life of a student with a recording of Asher's thoughts.
     
    Please use your podcast app to FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE, so you never miss an episode of UK Virtual School.
    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

    • 15 min

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