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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.
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.
After announcing the launch of a new accreditation scheme for online education providers in mid-2020, the Department for Education has officially announced the appointment of Ofsted as its Quality Advisory Board for the accreditation scheme and inspection process, for a better future of education.
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:
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
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.