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Future of education: remote learning with LIL Online

A programme starting this autumn allows students schooling from home and those unable or unwilling to attend school in person to pursue a full curriculum live and online.

The Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, an independent, bilingual, co-ed school located in North London, has announced an ambitious new programme to offer a complete remote learning curriculum to students who are unable to physically attend school or whose families are seeking a more structured and communal home-schooling experience.

For children aged 11 (Year 7, 6ème) and above, the new LIL Online will match exactly the course of study followed by on-campus students in both the French and English programmes, with structured, live, interactive classes on a regular schedule delivered online and via video by the school’s expert faculty.

The idea for the scheme grew out of the school’s resilience during lockdown last April. ‘We realised that our teachers and students were working efficiently and joyfully online all day,’ says the Head of School, Mireille Rabaté.

Ongoing teaching and pastoral care during the pandemic demonstrated the agility and resourcefulness of expert staff, an embrace of digital culture, and the strength of a proven technological foundation. Extending this platform to students unable to attend school in person is a natural step that opens the doors of a community to new families around the world.

‘We thought we could offer this alternate form of schooling to students who would not want to come physically to school. It could also be an excellent solution for young athletes and young artists who travel a lot,’ says Ms Rabaté.

At any time during the year, participating students will be able to join a vibrant and international community, become part of classrooms ‘in the cloud,’ make new friends, and enjoy the virtual presence of classmates and teachers while receiving a bilingual education from home.

The programme, which is expected to start with an initial cohort of ten students, affords a unique flexibility to families transitioning between work assignments, who can become a part of the school before or after they live in London. The tuition fees for LIL Online will match those of regular programmes, minus the cost of school lunch.

For families who choose home-schooling, LIL Online offers an enhanced educational environment where instruction is enlivened by highly trained and emotionally supportive teachers and staff.

The programme also includes vital services and other advantages of school culture that are difficult to replicate at home: extensive wellbeing support, career and counselling, social interaction, and a deep sense of community and shared experience — even including online school assemblies, birthday parties, and events for parents.

Located on a five-acre campus in Wembley, the Lycée Churchill currently serves 850 students aged three to eighteen in two tracks: an English-speaking track leading to the globally-recognised IB Diploma; and a bilingual French programme fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education that leads to the Bac Français.

 

For more information about Lycée Churchill, please visit their website or contact the admissions team.

 

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