UK Virtual School Podcast - UKVS

S01E10 The Pandemic Converted Me - Why I Chose to Stick with Home Education with Dr. Catherine

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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.

#10 The Pandemic Converted Me

Why I Chose to Stick with Home Education

On this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Catherine Steele, who chose UKVS during the pandemic.  As soon as her daughter (Hope) started, it became clear that home education suited her better that her previous traditional school, so she's continued after lockdown.  Catherine actually works in the traditional education system herself, and was very nervous about the change to UK Virtual School for Hope.  During her chat with Syd you'll learn a lot more, including:

  • Hope's school were supportive of the swap to home education, and if for what ever reason the switch over didn't work out, they agreed to keep her place open, should she want to return. 
  • Catherine felt security in knowing that UKVS were teaching a similar curriculum to Hope's previous school.  If she decided to return to traditional schooling in the future, she's now confident that Hope has been learning the same things as her peers.
  • Catherine's Father, who's involved as a Governor at a local school, and was always a big fan of traditional schooling, has had his eyes opened around the benefits of home schooling.  He works through course resources and videos with Hope and supports her with her homework.  This collaborative working and common interest has been amazing for their relationship.

To hear Hope's appearance on a previous episode of this Podcast,  ▶[CLICK HERE] ◀

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.

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