UKVS Podcast Episode #2 An Education Revolution - UK Virtual School
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UKVS Podcast Episode #2 An Education Revolution - UK Virtual School

#2 An Educational Revolution – Times are changing… and education is evolving.

The UK Education system is in need of an educational revolution. On this second episode of the show, find out how we’re doing it at UK Virtual School. You’ll hear about why Syd created UK Virtual School, the vision behind this online school, and how she truly believes other educators (online and offline), will follow in her footsteps, once the ball starts rolling for a much needed educational revolution.

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.

About Syd
Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, an online school set up in the peak of the pandemic. During this time the need for an alternative online education system became important. UKVS was born out of many families contacting Syd to set something up that was high quality, flexible and affordable. Syd, an award-winning educational disruptor, has extensive experience in education spanning over 13 years. She worked as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before becoming a full-time entrepreneur. During this time, she has worked with over 13,000 children, including home educating families.

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Key take aways

How we've taken inspiration from different styles of teaching, which are more inclusive and help the student to be more creative.
We've incorporated more flexible classroom methods, which help students who need to take time off to not get behind on work.
3 week half-terms that work better in the real world and allow students to go away and come back refreshed.
UKVS has Mixed age classes, that are based on ability rather than age
There being less stress on the student, with a better approach to exams and assessments.   

Our Founder - Syd Femtinos

Syd is a multi-award winning educator with a vision to disrupt education. She has worked with over 13,000 children over the 12 years. Syd’s vision is to have an impact on the world through education – she wants to reach as many children and believes education can open up doors to a better and more fulfilled life.

She continues to work as a private tutor for a small selection of families providing 1:1 tailored approach. Syd has worked in radio, speaks at events, and supports other tutors and educators through coaching and support. She is a big advocate of girls in STEM (she holds a MSci in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics) and won the Outstanding Woman in STEM award in 2019 for her outreach work through her work at Femtinos.

Our Founder - Syd Femtinos

Syd is a multi-award winning educator with a vision to disrupt education. She has worked with over 13,000 children over the 12 years. Syd’s vision is to have an impact on the world through education – she wants to reach as many children and believes education can open up doors to a better and more fulfilled life.

She continues to work as a private tutor for a small selection of families providing 1:1 tailored approach. Syd has worked in radio, speaks at events, and supports other tutors and educators through coaching and support. She is a big advocate of girls in STEM (she holds a MSci in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics) and won the Outstanding Woman in STEM award in 2019 for her outreach work through her work at Femtinos.

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