Minerva's Virtual Academy
What the school says...
The Academy is an affordable, accessible online independent school for 12-18 year old's that delivers world-class education with a true sense of community.
It is the perfect school for modern times - combining smart technology and engaging online resources with one-to-one support, active group learning and exciting multi-disciplinary projects.
We offer pupils the flexibility to learn from the comfort of their home, anywhere in the world, while ensuring they develop the social skills required to live fulfilling lives and succeed in the workplaces of the future.
The skills we champion are self-sufficiency, collaboration, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, leadership, and mindfulness.
The Academy was founded in October 2020 by Minerva Tutors, the UK's leading home-schooling and private tuition agency.
The Academy is the culmination of Minerva's desire to help as many children as possible benefit from the advantages that a private education can offer. The school offers a bespoke and enriching education for each child, aims to make it as affordable as possible, and is passionate about making its curriculum as relevant as possible for the modern world. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
Minerva’s Virtual Academy is committed to providing the best possible care and education to its pupils and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We welcome those who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and are fully committed to recognizing, comprehending and fulfilling these needs during their time with us. We work closely with parents and pupils to identify where care is needed and we tailor our provision accordingly. We have a number of teaching staff, including our mentors, who have specialist SEND experience. Our chief SEND specialist is Kate King who has the following qualifications:- PG Dip. Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia), PG Dip. SEN (DCD/ADHD), Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) and has many years of experience working in the independent school sector helping children with SEND. “Canvas”, our e-learning platform, has an accessible interface and is designed so that pupils of all capabilities can access the GCSE curriculum and learn at their own pace, in surroundings that are comfortable to them. There are no behavioural issues and other distractions in our live lessons. Many of our pupils feel it offers them a safe space with the added benefit of learning from the comfort and safety of their own home. Our class sizes are small thus ensuring personalised attention and our mentors and all our teachers are made aware from the start of any special requirements for each pupil.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|