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Our Curriculum

At Aurora Foxes, we believe in changing lives by giving students the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully shape their own futures.  Our aim is to equip them with the skills for life and employability they need to be ‘work ready, life ready’.

The curriculum encapsulates the Aurora Foxes approach that students should be engaged in, and excited by their learning and the recognition that learning takes place not just in taught lessons, but equally in enjoyable enrichment activities; work experience and more. The content of the curriculum and the manner in which that content is implemented, are both rooted in the Aurora fundamental values of:

  • Caring
  • Ambitious
  • Collaborative
  • Trusted
  • Innovative

Our Curriculum is best summarised as “The totality of student experiences that occur in the educational process at Aurora Foxes”. As such, it is delivered by vocational tutors, therapists and house staff, as much as it is delivered by teachers and tutors in classrooms.  All staff teams are aware of the Aurora Foxes curriculum aims and of their specific roles in the implementation of the curriculum intent.  The outcomes that students are working towards are shared by all staff.

Each student’s timetable comprises a wide range of lessons, enrichment activities, visits, visitors, work experience and cultural events over time.

Together these are planned to support students’ journeys to increased independence and meaningful adulthood.  As preparation for the world of work is central to the Aurora Foxes ‘work ready, life ready’ approach, soft employment skills are delivered throughout the curriculum and Aurora Foxes prides itself in delivering on all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers provision.

To capture the richness and complexity of learning opportunities at Aurora Foxes, we have created the Aurora Foxes Curriculum ‘Big Picture’. 


The courses we offer at Aurora Foxes enable students to achieve nationally recognised qualifications. We develop a personalised holistic programme for each individual with a clear roadmap of progression. We strive for excellence in all that we do at Aurora Foxes ensuring outstanding results for students in every aspect of their learning programme.