NAME OF ORGANISATION: Apricot Learning Online
YEAR FOUNDED: 2011
ABOUT: Apricot provides an online school that aims to support vulnerable or marginalised students with a trauma-informed approach and knowledge of special educational needs.
INVESTMENT PURPOSE: To support the expansion of the organisation and the number of teachers
INVESTMENT AMOUNT: £150,000
DATE OF INVESTMENT: June 2021
SOURCE OF INVESTMENT: Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund
IMPACT: Health, Wellbeing & Social Care; Education & Learning
ABOUT: Apricot Learning has over 10 years experience in trauma-informed education and special education needs. It works with a wide range of students which includes students in Care, SEND, SEMH, those with mental health needs including Autism, Asperger’s and high anxiety. Its aim is to help students reengage with learning, reintegrate to schools where possible or replace school where appropriate. Apricot improves several outcomes for students, especially attendance and progress through fun, interactive personalised lessons and through the trusting relationships teachers build with them. Each child is considered individually when choosing lesson and rich-media learning strategies. For all students, Apricot works toward their taking responsibility and ownership of their learning, as for some, mainstream school can be a harsh, hostile setting.
PURPOSE OF INVESTMENT: This investment from the Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund will support Apricot Learning as it looks to expand the organisation and grow the number of teachers with whom students build solid, trusting relationships. This investment will allow Apricot Learning to continue to reach out to a larger number of schools and expand their student numbers. These partnerships with schools allow Apricot Learning to have a nationwide impact.
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