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Our Curriculum

Students at Aurora Eccles enjoy a broad curriculum that mirrors the experience of their mainstream peers, based around the core subjects of English, mathematics, science and humanities along with specialist subjects including computing and ICT, art and multimedia, and design and technology. 

We also offer all our students opportunities to develop non-academic ‘life skills’ such as cookery, gardening and construction. 

Our older students have the option to complete the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), a substantial, nationally recognised qualification in skills development. 

The CoPE enables students to practise, develop and demonstrate six important skills that are required for success in higher education, training or employment: teamwork, problem solving, discussion, research, oral presentation and self-management.

Integrated therapy

As well as academic and skill development opportunities, we offer a range of therapeutic interventions designed to help our students overcome barriers to participation in education. 

Discrete interventions, including speech and language therapy and occupational therapy, are delivered by our on-site team of highly skilled clinical staff with support from visiting therapy specialists. 

These interventions sit alongside a classroom experience which integrates therapeutic approaches on a one-to-one, small group and whole class basis.