Achieve Your School’s Target Attendance

Regular attendance and participation in school is an important factor for educational success. Students who are regular non-attenders are at risk of alienation from education that can lead to decreased options in future life.

With the statutory requirement to report attendance figures comes the additional need to look at why pupils aren’t attending. It’s important to get to the centre of why a child refuses to attend and to put support in place through educational strategies.

EDVirtual is an innovative online learning resource that can help your academy achieve its target attendance.

Our platform can be accessed from any location that your establishment deems suitable for learning, allowing you to support learners that have difficulty attending classes within a mainstream provision.“The results have been incredible. Two of our students have recently informed us that they want return to mainstream education!

With a virtual classroom, we’re able to ensure our students receive classwork and homework regularly, and we can monitor their progress and give them the support they need, so that when the time comes, the transition back into the classroom goes smoothly.”

Ash Kahn – Assistant Headteacher, Sheffield Inclusion Centre

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We currently work in partnership with academies all across the UK, helping them to:

claim attendance for their students whether on-site, off-site or in inclusion

engage and motivate students through personalised learning pathways suited to their individual abilities and needs

use our virtual classroom to effectively communicate with off-site learners to maintain constant contact and ensure they are getting the support that they need

track and monitor pupils’ attendance and progress to produce reports for Ofsted inspections

provide a safe and secure alternative provision for your students, allowing them to learn, progress and attain in an environment that is suited to their specific needs

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By using our virtual classroom your school can stream lessons live for both student and teacher viewing, enabling the teacher to effectively communicate and educate the students while they are unable to attend school.

There are over 10,000 interactive quizzes and puzzles incorporated into our lessons, creating a more interesting and engaging environment to combat persistent absences caused by boredom.

Our qualified support staff and tutors offer live online support for all students whether they are on-site or off-site. Our tutors help students through their pathways taking into account their current learning ability. The work students have completed will also be marked by our tutors.

For more information about EDLounge, a two week free trial and a live online demonstration of the functionality of the online learning platform, contact us on 01909 568 338 or by email at

Kind regards,

Sam Warnes
Creator of EDLounge
T: 01909 568 338
F: 01909 568 350

Debate Chamber Summer Schools

The uniquely human ability to create and use explanatory knowledge has provided us with the power to transform the natural world. What we do with this power will ultimately determine the fate of our planet. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle and to solve them, requires creative imagination. In a rapidly changing world, scientific literacy is more important than ever if one hopes to understand and solve the complex challenges facing our species.

Debate Chamber Science and Mathematics courses are for 15-18-year-old students who want to push back the boundaries of their knowledge, or who are curious about the ways in which that knowledge can be applied to the real world to help shape the future. Our hope is that students will leave our Summer Schools feeling inspired to pursue their passions, empowered to make well-informed decisions, and optimistic about the meaningful contribution they can make to this world.

Led by a team of expert tutors, most of whom have completed postgraduate research in science and mathematics, our courses focus on developing intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the desire to explore academic material independently. Classes will be discussion-based, creating a comfortable environment for students to share ideas amongst their peers and to progress from their existing knowledge toward more challenging material.

Physics Summer Schools

The Physics Summer School is an opportunity for like-minded students to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary physics. Topics will include: black hole physics, gravitational red-shift, time travel, supernovas, quantum mechanics, stellar physics, thermodynamics, cosmology, string theory, relativity and the search for exo-planets. The Summer School is split into two parts: Part 1 focuses on classical mechanics and astrophysics and is open to GCSE and A-level students. Part 2 focuses on Quantum Mechanics and Relativity and is open to students who will have completed AS mathematics by the time the course begins.

This was by far the most informative, productive and enjoyable week of my summer holiday. It was an incredibly well balanced and finely tuned course, which not only expanded my knowledge of physics, but my skills in applying it to unfamiliar problems. Chilled atmosphere, tutors approachable and engaging; couldn’t recommend this course more for aspiring physicists.

Mathematics Summer School

Guided only by their feelings for symmetry and simplicity, creative mathematicians are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of its ultimate usefulness. And yet, we live in a world in which mathematical ideas find application in almost every branch of human knowledge. The Mathematics Summer School is an opportunity for aspirational students to spend five days exploring some of the most exciting topics in contemporary mathematics. Topics will include: set theory; infinites; multi-variable calculus; applications of differential equations to population growth and financial markets; proof by induction and contradiction; algorithms; cryptography; code-breaking and Turing machines. As a general structure, students will develop their theoretical understanding of mathematics in the morning session, before exploring the practical applications in the afternoon.

‘Attending the Maths Summer School allowed me to explore a variety of mathematical concepts not covered at school. I was given an opportunity to learn about multivariable calculus and differential equations from a physics graduate, predicate logic and Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem from a philosophy graduate, and linear algebra from a mathematics graduate. All of my tutors were very eloquent and clear, and I’ve learnt new branches of mathematics to give myself a slight head-start going into university.’

Medicine Summer School

The Medicine Summer School offers a valuable insight into the reality of studying medicine at university. The Summer School is split into five 2-day programmes, each covering a different area of medical practice. Students will be given the opportunity to work alongside practising medical students to develop the theoretical and applied skills necessary to become a doctor.

‘I completely recommend this course! Whether you are totally convinced Medicine is for you, or if you just want a taster to see if it’s right, this course is perfect. The tutors are passionate and highly knowledgeable, and teach a great course covering a wide range of topics. Absolutely ten out of ten on all aspects – go and do it!’


Debate Chamber is committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent any student from attending our events. Students are able to apply for bursaries covering up to 100% of the course fee through our website.

How can my students attend?

All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2017. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at There is a limited amount of bursary funding available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see our website for details.

To book a place please visit, call us on 0845 519 4827, or email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Bringing PSHE off the page and into real life.

Coping with change. Banter vs Bullying. Connected Britain. We’ve got it covered.

With 10 million children heading back to school after the holiday break and recent reports announcing 3 children in every classroom have a mental health problem is it possible to cover sensitive topics in a fun, nurturing and exciting format?

Tip of the Iceberg Theatre company have spent the last 15 years developing shows and interactive workshop experiences alongside schools, teachers and pupils to improve well being and promote positive behaviour and relationships.

The projects are involving, informing and inspiring as they entertain and engage the audience and our follow up sessions make the full experience relevant and memorable.

Our productions encompass a range of characters so that every audience member can find someone or a storyline to connect with and our follow up activity based workshops continue to actively encourage the pupils to explore their own lives, thoughts and actions.

Empowering pupils to find their own solutions and supporting them to consider all aspects of an issue gives them a foundation to develop healthy approaches to manage their mental health and behaviour, especially as they grow, mature and take on more personal responsibility.

Tackling sensitive issues can be difficult to bring to life in the classroom.

We have 3 productions on tour in the coming months, all of which look at the risks and the rewards, the realities, the influences and the feelings that young people experience.  Examining the heart and soul of topics and not just the nuts and bolts. The projects include performances and follow up workshops. The delivery is adapted to suit your group sizes and timetables.

Changing Britain – On tour throughout June and again in the autumn 2017. Exploring physical, emotional and life changes. Suitable for year 6.

Bullied Britain – On tour during the autumn and supporting Anti-Bullying Month in November. Bullying vs Banter. Understanding the different forms that bullying takes and getting to the root of where it may come from and therefore creating real change.  Different options available for years 3-6.

Connected Britain – On tour through June and again in the autumn 2017.  Delving into the many networks we have in our lives, accepting the reality and benefits that being connected brings whilst being aware of the dangers and risks. Promoting positive e-citizenship and developing healthy relationships with and through technology. Different options available for years 3-6.

You can take a look at some more details on our website:

Prices start at £550 + VAT for a half  day and £750 + VAT for a full day.

For more information on a bespoke delivery and an exact quote for your school please get in touch.

Email or

Tel 01707527140 or 07519593711