The Apricot Vision
We want our students to be successful in both life and learning.
Safe and structured environment
We aim to provide a holistic, warm environment where learners feel respected, nurtured, and safe. We embrace and accommodate diversity among learners. The distractions and anxieties our students associate with traditional classrooms are mitigated in online lessons. Our personalised timetables reintroduce learning as a regular feature in our students’ lives – bridging the gap between home and school – paving the way for a return to mainstream education.
Valuing self and relationships
We teach both the child and the subject. Emphasis is placed on mutual respect and building sound relationships between teachers and students while maintaining high expectations. Our students feel secure, respected, and supported. Their confidence and resilience is built over their tenure with Apricot, affording them new opportunities to re-engage better with their own learning process – effectively re-inventing themselves as learners.
Meeting needs and gathering skills
Whether gaps in learning, high anxiety, self-regulation, or any other issue that has brought your young person to Apricot, our teachers are able and willing to help them overcome their barriers to learning. Building trust is a crucial first step. Listening to students in order to tailor lesson content and pace is a close second. Building resilience, confidence, and academic skills are a close third. We understand that learning becomes possible when the whole child is considered.
Fulfilling our vision
Apricot is utilised as part of a blended learning provision designed to achieve the best outcome for your students. We support you and your students in the following ways:
- Reengaging your students
- Broadening your curriculum offer
- Reintegrating students to their next appropriate setting
- Replacing the physical school, where necessary
Apricot has been called on by the DfE as an expert in online AEP. We have consulted with the DfE on future government education imperatives, including the quality assurance, inspection framework, and registration of online schools.