Apricot provides a trauma-informed education service for KS2-KS5 for SEND students who require teaching outside of mainstream schools for short or long periods of time. All of our students come to us with issues affecting their learning (mental/meedical needs, social or emotional issues, learning difficulties (including Autism and Asperger’s), challenging life circumstances, refusal to attend school, and/or excluded or at risk of exclusion). Each student has their own needs and their own story. We teach both the child and the subject.
Learners are introduced to highly participatory lessons online. These interactive lessons cultivate relationships quickly, enhance student motivation, and build confidence and attainment through a variety of rich-media techniques and AFL.
All students have personalised timetables and access their courses and classrooms on our secure learning platform. All Apricot teachers have QTS, enhanced DBS clearance, and are checked against Prohibition of Teaching with Employer Access. Our teachers are experienced in addressing complex needs, challenging behaviours, and compensating for gaps in education due to non-attendance at mainstream.
We aim to provide a holistic, warm environment where learners feel respected and nurtured. Even at a distance, we want our students to feel secure and supported so that they might better re-engage with the learning process.