Sophia High School

Future of Education

DfE Online Education Accreditation

Accreditation for Online Education Providers | Department for Education

During a period which has experienced unprecedented growth in the rise of online education providers and numbers of families seeking homeschooling options, we believe regulation and inspections for online schools are more important than ever.

We are delighted to share that at the end of June, we were invited by the U.K. Department for Education, as one of only 4 online schools, to take part in a pilot accreditation inspection alongside the quality advisory board for the programme OFSTED.

CIS Online School Accreditation

Online School Accreditation Update: Council of International Schools

Sophia High School is delighted to announce that we have had our application approved the globally recognised Council of International Schools, and we are currently undertaking our membership evaluation process.
Schools around the world join CIS for guidance, support and access to like-minded peers, as they develop challenging international programmes for their students.

10 Things to look for when searching for an Online School

10 Things to look for when searching for an Online School

Not all online schools are created equal. Which is why it is important to know which questions to ask when searching for an online school.
Here are some key things parents should consider when choosing an online school:
1. Experience/Management:
The first thing to look at is the education team/Management. Does it have a history in education? Have the members of the team been teachers themselves? Have they had managerial experience in education, or even better, have been a Headteacher in a previous school? All too often, you will find the people at the top are finance people with no experience in education

Time to reimagine education

It’s Time to Reimagine Education

There is a growing debate this week in the UK and widening concerns focused on the Department for Education’s plans to help students catch up on crucial education missed due to the COVID pandemic.
From the additional allocation of an extra £1 billion of funding allocated to the National Tutoring Programme to reports on extension of the school day hours for students from 8am until 6pm.
As a career educator and former Headteacher, I must admit I was a sceptic of the NTP due to government funding originally being allocated to the programme rather than directly to Schools.

Regulating Online Education Providers

Accreditation scheme for online education providers – Regulating all online education providers

It is difficult to know who to trust these days when it comes to educating your children. Are there regional differences in the quality of teaching/tutoring? Is the same amount of money being invested in each part of the country? Are teachers’/tutors’ claims to be qualified individuals, true? To what extent are teachers/tutors in tutoring companies being thoroughly security checked? What level of safeguarding training have they received? How much are certain tutoring companies benefitting from the tax payer’s money? These problems have been further exacerbated by the Government’s National Tutoring Programme.