HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
The homeschooling community in the UK is growing. According to a recent study by the education publication – Schools Week, the number of children being home schooled has almost doubled in the past six years in the UK*. InterHigh offers online homeschooling support for parents and guardians who have decided to home educate their children. As the UK’s leading online secondary school and sixth form college, InterHigh allows pupils to study the British curriculum, in full or in part, from home. Live lessons are delivered by experienced and qualified teachers and parents can track their child’s progress via the online school hub. We have helped many parents and their children who have opted for homeschooling with InterHigh.
*Based on FOI responses from 86 of 152 councils
REASONS FOR HOMESCHOOLING
Why do parents and guardians decide to pursue home education for their children? There are various reasons, it may be for philosophical or religious incentives or due to their own positive experiences of home education.
Children may also start off in mainstream education but be taken out of school and educated at home, this could be down to a child having special needs or being unhappy and not coping with life at a large secondary school. Those pupils who want to get on with their work can also become very frustrated when other children misbehave in class. Parents may also be dissatisfied at the methods of teaching at schools or a move to home education could be because parents are unable to get their child into the school of their choice.
Whatever the reasons, InterHigh has worked alongside parents to supply quality, flexible, online education for pupils in the comfort of their own home.
WHY DO PARENTS TURN TO INTERHIGH FOR HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT?
Some of our former pupils who have been educated at home have opted to study at InterHigh for additional support because they felt they required professional teaching to prepare for GCSEs or AS and A Levels. Other parents have used InterHigh’s expertise to focus on certain subjects that they may not have had the relevant knowledge or resources to teach themselves.
HOW INTERHIGH WORKS
InterHigh is perfect for use at home, lessons can be accessed anywhere where there is an internet connection providing you with flexibility. Experienced teachers lead real-time, live online, timetabled lessons where pupil interaction is encouraged and monitored and our staff are on hand to answer any questions you or your child may have. Pupils studying our full curriculum study no more than two subjects a day to consolidate learning, this approach allows our pupils to progress rapidly freeing them up to pursue other interests with more energy.
HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM ONLINE
Due to our online status, our teachers can focus on teaching for the entire lesson time, without interruption, disruption or bad behaviour, which can be experienced in a more mainstream traditional classroom setting. All lessons are recorded and stored in our online archive which students can access 24/7. This is an excellent resource and makes it easy for home learning students to catch up following time off. It can also be used to prepare for future lessons and GCSE, AS and A Level exams.
Each pupil has a personal control panel from which they can access homeschooling resources and all the features you would expect at a physical school such as a library, common room, clubs and societies etc. Parents don’t have to wait for a parents evening to contact us, can keep an eye on their child’s progress and are able to contact us to enquire about their child’s progress.
WHAT HOMESCHOOLING COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?
InterHigh provide homeschooling support for parents and guardians of primary, secondary and sixth form learners. Students who study at InterHigh have access to the full curriculum of any subjects they are taking.
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How to Stay Positive and Keep Your Happy On!
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Across the globe, the term ‘the power of positive thinking’ is well known. Some may find it to be too cliche, but those who have learned to truly embrace it can surely tell you that it works wonders! Regardless of our circumstances and situations, we are all capable of being positive. It’s all just a matter of believing that we can be, and putting that into practice. Here’s how to stay positive and keep your happy on, no matter what comes your way!
Here’s How To Stay Positive
According to the study’s findings, happy people seek out and undertake new goals that reinforce their happiness and other positive emotions.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., of the University of California, Riverside and colleagues reviewed three types of studies: those that compare different groups of people, those that follow individuals over time and those that examine outcomes in controlled settings.
These studies examined questions such as “Are happy people more successful than unhappy people? Does happiness precede success? And does positive affect lead to success-oriented behaviors?”
The results from all three types of studies suggest that happiness leads to greater successes in life. Lyubomirsky suggests “this may be because happy people frequently experience positive moods and these positive moods prompt them to be more likely to work actively toward new goals and build new resources. When people feel happy, they tend to feel confident, optimistic, and energetic and others find them likable and sociable.”
This doesn’t mean that happy people are always successful and never feel sad. Part of a healthy sense of well-being includes experiencing painful emotions in response to difficult and painful life circumstances. These studies found that even generally happy people experienced negative emotions related to challenging or painful life experiences.
Other factors also contribute to success, including intelligence, fitness, social support and expertise. But Lyubomirsky says, “happy individuals are more likely than their less happy peers to have fulfilling marriages and relationships, high incomes, superior work performance, community involvement, robust health and even a long life.”
Strategies for Greater Happiness
So how can you become happier?
In another review of studies on happiness, looking at 51 studies that tested attempts to increase happiness through different types of positive thinking, Lyubomirsky identified some key ways to improve happiness.
People reported happiness that lasted for weeks and months after writing letters (they don’t even have to be sent) of gratitude to others.
Visualizing positive circumstances and outcomes increased happiness for study participants.
Count your blessings.
People who wrote three positive things that had happened to them each week found their spirits lifted.
Use your strengths.
Identifying strengths and making a commitment to try to use them in new ways appeared to enhance happiness in one study’s participants.
People who help others report that it also helps their own sense of well-being.