What is the Nord Anglia Virtual School Experience?
No matter where your family is in the world, we can still welcome your child into their classroom through our virtual school.
Your child will:
- Participate in lessons in real-time with their world-class teachers wherever possible
- Receive and submit assignments
- Collaborate with their peers
- Develop essential skills independently
- Be recognised for their outstanding work
Bringing creative and inspiring lessons to your child through our virtual school, our blended learning approach is designed to ensure that your child receives the full curriculum of education, whilst staying healthy and safe at home.
Our global team of world-class teachers have all the tools they need to share best practice and ideas for optimising your child’s personalised learning. Whether it is daily movement challenges set by some of our PE teachers or lateral thinking exercises to help keep students engaged, being part of a Nord Anglia school means that your child will benefit from the creativity and commitment of 9,000 talented teachers worldwide.
Our 66,000 students are also connected through Global Campus, where they collaborate and create world-class ideas. Students may work remotely together, solving challenges like those set by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or collaborating on solutions for UNICEF’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our students from around the world come together to support, learn and develop each other from their homes.
What is the ICS Virtual School Experience like in Early Years?
Each day, our Early Years Teachers post engaging learning activities for Students on our online learning platform.
Learning activities include:
- Unit of Inquiry
- Communication and Language/Literacy
- Outdoor learning
- Specialist lessons (Spanish, Music, Languages, PE) Infants also have Drama
Teachers upload videos to explain key concepts as well as fun extras, such as challenges and story time. After watching the videos, Students complete any relevant activities set by the Teacher. Once Students have completed the tasks, Teachers leave feedback in the form of notes, audio or video in order.
Teachers provide feedback to help Students progress during the home learning process. In addition, Student attendance is marked daily through a register.
Discover some of our latest lessons in the news section of our website.
What is the ICS Virtual School Experience like in Primary?
Our Primary students are engaged each day through learning activities set by their class Teacher and posted on our online learning platform. They communicate through online lessons, Microsoft Teams and other apps such as Showbie and Padlet. Students also meet in small groups with their Teacher.
Learning activities for Primary include:
- Unit of Inquiry
- English (Reading, Writing, Grammar)
- Specialist lessons (Music, Languages, PE) Spanish and Drama
- PSPE Lessons from Ms Hayley
Teachers post videos each day to explain the different tasks. Students watch these videos and then complete any relevant activities set by the Teacher. Students then post their work each day on Seesaw for Teacher approval and feedback. Student attendance is taken daily.
See some examples of our lessons on the news section of our website.
What is the ICS Virtual School Experience like in Secondary?
ICS Secondary Students have online lessons from 8:45 to 16:10 each day through our online learning platforms. All lessons, breaks and assemblies run according to regular timetables.
For Students, contact with Teachers and collaboration with their peers is a vital form of support. Online meetings provide important points in the week to check in with all Students, provide help and guidance as well as review activities and resources.
Teachers have a fixed schedule of online meetings to maintain a high degree of communication and collaboration.
Take a peek into our lessons on the news section of our website.