School Inclusion

The Education Act 1996 places a duty on parents or caregivers to ensure that their child of compulsory school age receives a suitable education either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.

It is also the responsibility of schools and Local Education Authorities to ensure that school-aged children receive a full and inclusive education.

Some young people within state education can, however, experience barriers to their learning and therefore attendance at their particular school can be a challenge. Issues such as bullying, anxiety, depression, SEN, behavioural problems, risk of exclusion, or geographical challenges can, in certain instances make it difficult for children and young people to attend school.

Some interesting UK statistics surrounding inclusion:

  • 30,000 – the number of school-aged children being homeschooled.
  • 6,700 – the number of children that were permanently excluded from schools in 2015/16.
  • 14.4% – the percentage of children in the UK with Special Educational Needs
  • 1.5 million – The number of children in the UK that have been bullied at school.
  • 33,000 – the number of children missing in education in the UK
  • 60% – the rise in the number of children having counselling for anxiety.

 My Online Schooling Ltd. provides online full-time, National Curriculum education. All our lessons are delivered live, by fully qualified British teachers through an interactive virtual classroom. Our lessons are taught by subject specialist teachers from KS2 level to iGCSE.

We run regular assessments of our pupils and support families to enrol their children for iGCSE examinations at their nearest school or exam centre.

We work with a number of LEA’s and we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding alternative pathway to school education for young people who do not, or cannot attend school for a variety of reasons.

If you are a school or Local Education Authority that has young people that could benefit from an online education, please get in touch with us today to discuss the possibilities of cost-effective online schooling.

Case Study: Year 11 Girl

Lucy had social anxiety which was centred around school-based interactions, particularly with educators. She also suffered from depression since the age of 14 and therefore school was becoming increasingly difficult for her. As a result, Lucy missed a lot of school and eventually, she was unable to access mainstream education altogether. She was able to attend school for part of her Year 10 but shortly after commencing her first GCSE year, Lucy’s family decided to remove her from school due to her increasing problems with anxiety and depression. 

Shortly after leaving school, Lucy’s family discovered My Online Schooling. Lucy had a trial week and she loved it. As an online school delivering the National Curriculum and providing iGCSE teaching her Local Education Authority agreed to support Lucy through her learning. After just a few months the changes in Lucy have been incredible. For the first time in years, she is enjoying learning. She loves the classes and despite being slightly reluctant at the start, she engages extremely well with her teachers. She has opted to take iGCSE Maths, English and Science and she is progressing extremely well. My Online Schooling supported her family to get her enrolled for her exams, which she will be sitting this year. For a girl who had given up on education altogether, the results have been astonishing.

Parental Review: Year 6 Boy

My son lacked confidence after experiencing racism and bullying in two schools, but this has all changed since using He is so happy and so are we as we have seen so much difference in only a couple of months. The teaching is so engaging, and I can tell that he is learning so much as he can explain to me what he has covered. He has particularly excelled in science and I would have never known this if he was in a ‘normal primary school’. Although he is only 10, his science teacher who is also a lecturer in a top university said he was more than capable of doing his iGCSE early (4 years early!). This is all down to the school seeing a child’s potential and running with it. I am also impressed with the founder and director, Tom Crombie who is so approachable, accommodating and amenable. I work part-time and try to fit in the online schooling in the days when I am at home. Tom has made this possible for me this year and I am very grateful how he has put the bespoke timetable together. I also like the way I can take a laptop to a cafe or to a friend’s house while my son still can access his online lesson wherever there is wifi. The technology is excellent and so are the teachers. If anyone is interested in online schooling, I can’t recommend this school enough. I know it is very new but the set up is so easy and since the service is exceptional and bespoke so far, it is very affordable…five times better than a private school here! I would recommend anyone doing a demo lesson and test it out. My only regret is that I didn’t do it earlier!

Beverly Jessup, Year 6 Parent

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