Oak National Academy now available online for expat kids

Published:  21 Apr at 6 PM
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Expat parents worried about their children’s schooling can take advantage of Southern Spain’s free online lessons.

One of the present day major concerns for all parents is the lack of organised education now that schools are closed for an indefinite period. For those in Spain, a lifeline has now been thrown via the UK-supported online Oak National Academy. The online service is free and will stay open at least until schools return to normal. The programme is being sponsored by the British Department for Education and offers lessons from reception year up until year ten.

All the online lessons have been created by top UK teachers and have also been approved by the UK government. Special software isn’t necessary, with the site itself easy to use, even by non-tech parents checking it out for their offspring. Oak National Academy explains its opening as a speedy adaptation of the national curriculum by dedicated teachers concerned about the virus’s effect on pupils of all ages.

Its teachers have speedily changed their plans in order to put together quality remote teaching methods in order to support all students, with its organisers comprised of 40 UK state school teachers and other supportive organisations in the sector. The online school was created in just under two weeks, an amazing achievement in itself as it supports now only its students but also those teachers still doing their best under difficult circumstances in order to limit the virus’s impact on young lives.

Providing this online bank of curriculum-mapped, quality assured and videoed resources and lessons will help kids to not lose touch with their education and also provide support for remote teaching as a whole. A range of subjects is being covered, including English, maths, languages and art, with teachers able to use the resources in support of their own lesson planning right up until schools are reopened.

In addition, the team is now working on providing material for teachers with special needs pupils and those based in specialist settings. For expat parents concerned about their childrens’ education, the online school is a blessing and could prove the way forward even after the pandemic has subsided.
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