Nisai Learning

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We support learners from Key Stages 2 to 5 and help create pathways to further education and employment through personalised learning. Our goal is to ensure that every student can complete their education and gain accredited academic and vocational qualifications within Functional Skills, GCSEs, and A-Levels.

• Long-term: curricula for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

• Short-term: rolling flexible 6-week curriculum ranging from 1 hour to 15 hours per week

• Booster programmes: delivered over 10 weeks to fill any gaps in knowledge

• Personalised Learning Support: online academic with the 1:1 support of a mentor

• Academic and Project-based learning: developing skills at Nisai House, Stoke

• High impact, low-level literacy support through Units of Sound


Our support also covers:

Personalised Learning Support Plan (PLSP) - Additional support for students in lessons, help with assignments, or need behavioural or emotional support

Units of Sound – A literacy intervention tool that supports anyone with low levels of literacy by providing credible, affordable interventions for ages eight and above.

Contact name Nisai Learning
Contact telephone 020 8424 8475
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We have supported learners with various SEND barriers including: Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, Global Delay and Moderate Learning Difficulties. With many SEND learners being in possession of an EHCP, we can support them to achieve their educational ambitions.

Learners with SEND who have joined Nisai in Key Stages 3 and 4 have gone on to achieve their chosen pathway, whether that be College, University or the workplace.

The delivery of the NVA meets the needs of many challenges experienced by SEND learners such as avoiding eye contact and providing a familiar routine through timetabled lessons. We remove them from their physical space and place our learners in smaller virtual classes (no more than 15 students). Subsequently, they can focus on their education without having the distraction of 25 plus other students.

As a lead sponsor of the National Association of Special Education Needs and Disabilities (nasen), we can offer schools, LAs and parents quality assured education.

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Venue name Nisai Virtual Academy
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Our students are based across the country (including Stoke on Trent). Their lessons can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection using a laptop, tablet or PC. Our teachers are based Stockton-On-Tees.


Date Monday to Friday from 8:am to 4:30pm
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Simply contact us via our website, call or email and we will endeaver to assist you in any way that we can.


Through the Nisai Virtual Academy (NVA) we provide an inclusive, highly social and student-focused experience for all learners - but particularly those who struggle with emotional, physical or learning-related barriers.

Through our own online system, we provide learners from all kinds of backgrounds with a bespoke education. Our classes are smaller than those in most schools and are interactively taught by qualified teachers. In addition to core subjects delivered to Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learners, we also provide recognised qualifications such as Functional Skills, GCSEs and A Levels. For all our courses, our sophisticated tracking system records attendance, behaviour, contribution in lessons as well as individual progress made and feedback.