Welcome to a new way of learning.
The internet has opened up so many possibilities for teaching and learning in recent years. We live in a global community where boundaries of communication and knowledge have been broken down by the power of technology. In the changing world that we live in we are constantly adapting to new ways of thinking, learning and doing.
Whilst advances in technology have paved the way for many new opportunities in education, traditional schooling will always remain an important stage in a child's life. For some young people however, the traditional classroom doesn't suit individual learning styles for a number of reasons. The option of learning from home from exceptional, experienced teachers, free from disruption, and at a time and pace that suits them can provide much better experiences and results.
In the past six years, there has been a 65% increase in children being home educated in the UK. Reasons including, lifestyle, large class sizes, special needs, bullying and religion have meant that some 37,000 children are now educated from home, whilst the USA has around 250,000 children and young people attending online schools.
Whilst many children and young people relish the social aspect of being educated with large groups of their peers, many feel that the ever-rising class sizes in schools can inhibit their learning. At the Crombie Online school, class sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 students, allowing much more one-on-one contact with the teacher. Break-out rooms and the ‘hands up’ feature allow students to ask questions or clarify anything related to the lesson. Students are able to keep in constant communication with their teacher through voice, text or interactive presentation.
In the 'global village' that we live in, many families make the choice to relocate overseas. For these families, online schooling allows their child to continue to access the world-renowned British education allowing them to take British examinations or simply the ability to 'fit back in' to the British education system if and when they return to the UK. Families from overseas countries may simply prefer their child to be educated under the excellent British system, from British teachers.
The Crombie Online School runs the full Primary and Secondary National Curriculum with broad curriculum choices taught by excellent, experienced teachers.
The cost of private school fees in the UK is now at an average of £12,700 per year. The Crombie Online School is a very cost-effective means of private education with fees for exceptional private education from as low as £1,650 per year.
Unfortunately, bullying in schools is on the rise, with half of UK children aged seven to 18 having experienced some kind of bullying. Schools around the UK are doing a wonderful job to alleviate this age-old problem however for some, the option of online schooling for some students allows them to fully engage in their learning, without the fear of any outside influences.
Online school pupils are able to sit exams by applying as external candidates to local schools. Examination results have been very pleasing in many online schools, with many US schools reporting that examination results are above the national averages. This can in part be attributed to the distraction-free learning environment, small class sizes, one-on-one support and the flexibility of learning at a time and place that is comfortable to the student.
The Crombie Online School aims to provide the best education for your son or daughter, whatever their need. Just like a traditional school, there is face-to-face contact with the teacher, homework is set, school reports are sent home and work is reviewed and marked by teachers. All teachers are highly qualified and have been through stringent police checks. Due to the reduction in classroom disruptions, moving between classes and class control, there is much more time in the day for individual study, sports or recreation time for your child.
I appreciate that this concept may be very new to many of you and for that reason we at the Crombie Online School are more than happy to arrange a call or video meeting to help explain things in more detail. Please do not hesitate to get in touch below.