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The Rise of Home Schooling and why Online Schools are the Future



With an increasing amount of children refusing to attend school, especially since the pandemic, parents are facing huge dilemmas. 


According to recent DfE (Department of Education) figures, unauthorised absence in school in England has risen from 2.1% in  2020/21 to 2.4.% in 2022/23. Almost double the rate (1.4%) in the year before the pandemic. 


The latest information suggests that more than 150,000 pupils in England were ‘severely absent’ during 2022/23 and missed more than 50% of school sessions. 


So what do parents do?


Do they ' force ' their child to attend school, impacting negatively upon their child's well- being, family relationships and mental health? 


Do parents  attempt to home school, whilst holding down a job themselves, trying to understand the National Curriculum ?  Or worse still, from year 10 trying to work out exactly what needs to be taught from each exam specification whilst attempting to remember the individual subjects from when they were last in school? 


According to the latest estimates from the Association of Directors of Children's Services and local authorities,  there were around 81,200 registered home educated children in England in October 2021.


In the year 2022/23 this had increased and the number of children educated at home at any point in the year was 126,100.


It is not easy for some parents and we know that.


A third option is online schooling.


In this digital age, this is a method of delivering learning which comes naturally to young people and they thrive, whilst making friends with classmates from around the globe.


Students literally learn from their own home. With qualified teachers, just like in a mainstream state or independent school.


There are no arguments over uniform, none of the disruptions to learning that you get in a physical school and no behavioural issues. If the student misses a lesson, no problem...the lessons are recorded for them to watch back. 


At LEO online school, we never have more than 15 students in an online class. Most classes are smaller, especially at A level.


Our expert Primary school teachers with many years teaching between them teach KS1 and KS2. Students then move into KS3 with individual specialist teachers. In KS4 they take around 8 IGCSEs and then can take International A Levels in KS5.


Each student wishing to apply through UCAS for UK Universities is given a one to one mentor who supports and guides them through the whole application process. 


Annual fees can be paid termly and we offer discounts for outstanding students.


Students can take a full curriculum, part-curriculum or private one to one lessons. We have the flexibility to work with the student and the parent for the best outcomes.


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Why Online Schools are the Future


As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology continues to advance, it is likely that online schools will become the future of education. Some of the reasons for this include:


1. Globalization: Online schools can provide students with access to a global network of teachers, classmates, and educational resources. This global perspective can help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.


2. Personalization: Online schools can use data analytics and artificial intelligence to personalize the learning experience for each student, providing them with a tailored education that meets their specific needs and interests.


3. Flexibility: Online schools offer students the flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule, which can be particularly beneficial for students with other commitments or those who learn best outside of a traditional classroom setting.


4. Cost-Effectiveness: As online schools continue to grow and mature, they will likely become even more cost-effective, providing students with access to high-quality education at a lower cost than traditional schools.

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