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Times are changing and education is adapting.

We are truly a school without walls. We allow families the opportunity and freedom to choose an education that fits around their lifestyle and learning needs. Our school is built around children and families in mind. Our founder has extensive experience working with home educated children. We cater exclusively to home educating families, whether it’s temporary, whether you are a longer term homeschooler looking to outsource some of the subjects, or whether you are wanting to achieve a complete free lifestyle of travel and would like the education to go with you.

We match children to ability groups, not to age groups. This means they are placed in classes where they are appropriately challenged, but not overwhelmed. The correct balance of challenge allows confidence and competence to develop.

Our Core values are central to how we work and function at UK Virtual School. Find out more about them below!

Growth Mindset

This is one of our key values, embedded in the fabric of UK Virtual School. From the way we work as a staff body, to the way we teach, we strive to have a growth mindset approach to everything we do.

What does this mean?

Growth Mindset is the mindset of someone who doesn’t limit themselves. We’re ready for a challenge and ready to accept that we don’t have all the answers. BUT we can find them, we can learn, we can make mistakes and grow from that process. It’s the mindset that gives permission to students to go for an answer and not be fearful of getting it wrong. The process is important. The journey and participation in a challenge is applauded.

Growth mindset creates people who are passionate to learn, to build more knowledge, to harness their skills further.

The sky is the limits – actually, no, the universe is.

Diversity & Inclusion

Humans are a diverse bunch. We’ve created labels for colour, ethnicity, race and our identities. All these descriptives paint a beautiful picture of who we are as individuals.

We’re all different, yet we’re all humans.

At UKVS, we understand our individual quirks and personalities mean that no two children are the same. We learn differently, we work at different paces, we have different likes and dislikes. The family at UKVS is a community of individuals. We’re passionate about embracing our uniqueness. We welcome all children; neurotypical, neurodiverse, children with SEN needs, anxieties… everyone.

Everyone has a unique perspective to bring to our community. We work with you to support you and your children in the best way possible, as individuals.

Humans are a diverse bunch. We’ve created labels for colour, ethnicity, race and our identities. All these descriptives paint a beautiful picture of who we are as individuals.

We’re all different, yet we’re all humans.

At UKVS, we understand our individual quirks and personalities mean that no two children are the same. We learn differently, we work at different paces, we have different likes and dislikes. The family at UKVS is a community of individuals. We’re passionate about embracing our uniqueness. We welcome all children; neurotypical, neurodiverse, children with SEN needs, anxieties… everyone.

Everyone has a unique perspective to bring to our community. We work with you to support you and your children in the best way possible, as individuals.

Curiosity

Children, by nature, are curious. This is how they learn. As parents and educators, it is our role to facilitate the curiosity to ensure they don’t lose that innate scientific enquiry mind.

We encourage questions. We encourage curiosity. No question is a silly question because every question quenches our thirst and desire to know and understand and make sense of the world we find ourselves in.

Curiosity leads to us exploring. It’s another one of our values at UK Virtual School, embedded in both the classroom and outside. Our aim is to eventually offer residential trips for our students, where they can really put their curiosity into action, learn about a new country, it’s culture, its history, geography, traditions and belief systems.

But we don’t always need to be traveling to quench this desire to learn. Our new “World Views” subject starting in September 2021, will bring the world to the classroom. Each month the students will explore a new country in depth.

Let’s get your maps out and start exploring.

Innovation

The skills to innovate and invent are skills that will set students up to achieve great success in the future. Technology and entrepreneurship require innovative thinking to constantly evolve and offer the best in their markets.

Staying true to our values is important to us, both inside and outside the classroom. We have to practice what we preach and we do so by building relationships with our students and their parents. Our monthly parents’ meetings and also kids’ meetings allow us to take feedback and constantly implement new innovative ideas.

By solving problems we naturally innovate with new ideas. This is a skill we challenge our learners to develop, giving them opportunity to create and present ideas and take part in innovative projects at social clubs.

To constantly receive feedback enables us to constantly evolve and innovate.

Join us on this journey.

The skill to innovate and invent is a skill that will set students up to achieve great success in the future. Technology and entrepreneurship require innovative thinking to constantly involve and offer the best in their markets.

Staying true to our values is important to us, both inside and outside the classroom. We have to practice what we preach and we do yay by building relationships with our students and their parents. Our monthly parents* meetings and also kid’s meetings allow us to take feedback and constantly implement new innovative ideas.

By solving problems we naturally innovate with new ideas. This is a skill we challenge our learners to develop, giving them opportunity to create and present ideas and take part in innovative projects at social clubs.

To constantly receive feedback enables us to constantly evolve and innovate.

Join us on this journey.

Learn about our Core Values

Our values are not just one page on our website, they are interwoven into many aspects of our school community. Hence, there are many resources and formats in which you can learn more about them. Explore some below:

UKVS Podcast Episode #3 Our Core Values UK Virtual School

Listen to our Podcast

In our Podcast season 1 series, Syd discussed Our core values in episode #3 . She mentioned how they are a fundamental aspect of who we are as a collective community. Find out more about each of them, why we chose them and how we use them to help us re-focus. #UKVSCoreValues

UK Virtual School Core Values - Blog

Read our Blog

Read our blog that explores Our Core Values one by one and the journey we took to find what our four fundamental values are at UKVS. We invite you to explore your own values that define your identity. #ExploreValues

UK Virtual School Storybook - Space for Everyone

Purchase our Storybook

 Our core value monsters were created to help make the values tangible. As part of the development of the characters, we created a story to further embed the characters. The result – a beautifully crafted storybook, Space for Everyone. #StoryAdventure

Our Coaching Tutorials

Each month, we focus on a different skill our value through our Coaching Tutorials. We cover our core values in the first few months to ensure all of our students are familiar with the core values at UK Virtual School. Check out the resources available for each of our core values below: