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Brief description of the provision Apricot Learning Online is an online provision and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK. Head office consists of a small team of full time members of ‘operations’ staff; Managing director, director, education coordinator and technician. Teachers are recruited on a freelance basis and they work from wherever they […]

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Brief description of the provision Apricot Learning Online is an online provision and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK. Head office consists of a small team of full time members of ‘operations’ staff; Managing director, director, education coordinator and technician. Teachers are recruited on a freelance basis and they work from wherever they […]

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Oct 26, 2014 - Brief description of the provision Apricot Learning Online is an online provision and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK Brief description of the provision Apricot Learning Online is an online provision and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK. Head office consists of a small team of full time members of ‘operations’ staff; Managing director, director, education coordinator and technician. Teachers are recruited on a freelance basis and they work from wherever they […]

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Apricot Online has a large network of qualified teachers with different specialisms who can be employed on relevant assignments as they are commissioned. Due to the focus on core subjects, Apricot is most commonly commissioned to provide English, Maths and Science. Schools can organise their own Apricot group whereby they dictate the subject, time, exam board and how they want learners to engage with one another. The alternative is that they commission a place in an existing nationwide Apricot group. These have set timetables that the commissioner will slot a young person into. There is also an option for one-to-one online lessons for those who may struggle to interact positively with peers in an online environment or where group timetables are incompatible with their availability. This is the most expensive option.

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Broadly speaking, Apricot Online’s aim is to provide an academic education to young people who are not otherwise accessing this, or who may benefit from accessing this in an online environment. The specific goals of the provision are decided in consultation with the commissioner at the beginning of the contract. Apricot Online has a network of teachers who can cover key GCSE curriculum areas. One of their main goals is to reengage the young person in learning, and sometimes with school too: “We’d like them all to go back to school but it’s not always possible but getting them reengaged is absolutely paramount” (head office staff). The focus is on the academic progress of the young person, improvements in attendance, and improvements in soft skills such as confidence and motivation.The online environment is inclusive of the majority of young people. Apricot Online is able to provide fully differentiated learning. This is part of the lesson planning system. As well, the online platform has break-out rooms so students can work on different tasks. There are no more than 10 students in a class, with the average being 5 or 6.