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Our School

Aurora Ivy Lane School is a specialist school located on the outskirts of Wakefield city centre. We offer child-centred education and support, including a full range of Therapeutic Services based on site, for 27 young people aged 11 to 19 in an environment that complements their individual needs, capabilities and aspirations whilst allowing them the opportunity to progress and reach their full potential. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is the framework we use for everything we do. It is values driven, evidence-based and practical. Focusing on young people’s rights provides the ethical compass which guides our approach.

We understand that behaviours that challenge arise from an interaction between a young person’s needs and the environment and strive to provide a school environment which maximises learning. Holistic assessment enables high quality personalised support to achieve learning outcomes for young people which are meaningful to them. PBS is a compassionate approach to supporting young people to have a good quality of life and in doing so, minimises the risk of behaviours that challenge.