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24/09/20

This Saturday 26th September is the European Day of Languages, aiming to encourage language learning across Europe. At Aureus this week we have embedded a language activity into the start of every lesson https://t.co/K2GXNrCGYB

24/09/20

One week to go! We can't wait to tell you all about our amazing school. If you haven't yet registered to attend our Virtual Open Evening, you can do this via our website: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/KhBn3Ez0Yy

22/09/20

Congratulations to Bradley in Y8 for being shortlisted for the Grass Roots Football awards. Bradley was nominated for his contributions to youth football during lockdown and being a role model in his coaching of U8's team. Fantastic achievement Bradley, well done! https://t.co/MO4SJ2tsAk

22/09/20

Are you an experienced Maths teacher looking to progress to the next level? We are seeking a Head of Mathematics to join our school. Find out more about this exciting role and apply online https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV

17/09/20

There is still time to register your place at one of our Year 6 Virtual Open Events! Join us to explore our co-educational, school in the heart of Didcot and why we are your https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/RqEP31DGCZ

15/09/20

A beautiful day for rounders on the field for Year 9 this morning. We are so lucky to have this amazing space https://t.co/qxySm8mbxC

11/09/20

Really excited to be taking part in the Education Programme this year! Read more: https://t.co/N2vZQHxzng https://t.co/NEelprUbzu

10/09/20

Year 7 have been learning all about Bunsen Burners in their Science lesson this afternoon 🔥 https://t.co/VKpMCBM9mt

10/09/20

Great to see Year 8's working hard in English this morning 😊 https://t.co/nXuHtbLi97

10/09/20

Things are changing at Aureus...come along and meet our new Headteacher, Ms Hunter at our Virtual Year 6 Open Events. Find out more and register today here: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/O6PjLrAoPd

09/09/20

A week in and this is what they achieved in their first Dance lesson. Well done Year 7! https://t.co/CAeQvQ0TOr

08/09/20

We are looking for an experienced teacher to come and lead our Maths department. For more information and the apply online, visit https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV https://t.co/eq4iAZMSMB

04/09/20

Secondary applications are now open! Have you booked on to one of our Virtual Open Events? Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC to register your place. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/MM56QEdvBm

04/09/20

A useful guide for parents and carers as we start the new school year: https://t.co/cT4OdolE8f

03/09/20

Excited to be welcoming our new Year 7's today for their first day . We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/VoDow0U2UI

02/09/20

Really looking forward to having students back in school from tomorrow! https://t.co/PRr9DtoEKN

17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

Awards

Quality markValues-based Education

The Values Education Quality Mark is a validation of a school’s exceptional practice through Values Education. Recognition is given through the award of the unique Values Education logo by the International Values Education Trust (IVET).

What does the Quality Mark validate?

  • It acknowledges and celebrates outstanding practice as a values-based school or setting
  • It recognises the school’s commitment to high aspirations and to its culture of continuous improvement
  • It values the hard work that all staff engage in on a daily basis
  • It provides recognition of success to parents and the local community
  • It demonstrates the commitment to National Curriculum and OFSTED requirements to the provision for Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural education, Personal Social, Health and Relationships education, British Values and the development of Character in education

Aureus School officially became a Values-based School in June following our VBE Audit. Dr Neil Hawkes and Jane Hawkes spent a day with us auditing our provision.

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Rights respecting schoolUnicef Rights Respecting School

We are a Rights Respecting School with students understanding that we follow the United Nations Children's Rights.

All students learn more about their rights and the fact that children around the world have rights also. These rights work alongside our values work. Students learn about being world ready in our Global Citizenship lessons and how they can pledge to make sure that other children have the same rights we have at Aureus School.

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UCL Holocaust Education Programme

Beacon LogoWe are proud to be taking part in the University College London Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme for 2020/21.

The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust that students experience during their time at school and to create a platform to disseminate research and inculcate a culture of sharing best practice with other schools within a network to benefit students from a wider reach.

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Educate and Celebrate

Aureus School Bronze AwardAt Aureus, we have a 'Pride Youth Network' - a group of students who are able to develop skills key to their school career and beyond, such as the ability to work respectfully in a team, build confidence in working in a group and voicing their opinion in a diplomatic way as the award supports the students in making a change to their school community and beyond. 

  • Aureus is a safe environment for staff, students, governors and parents to thrive and achieve, enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.
  • We have a zero-tolerance approach to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language, which our Pride Youth Network is leading a campaign against.
  • We are committed to increasing visibility in our community around Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
  • Our approach is preventative, proactive and accessible to all.
  • We believe that every conversation is important to move forward with breaking down the barriers to LGBTQ+ Inclusion.

If you have any questions regarding our LGBTQ+ provision, please contact Miss Costar at b.costar@aureusschool.org


Music Mark

Music mark hub partnerWe have been recognised by Music Mark and are a hub partner member; supporting and encouraging music and working in partnership with our local hubs to deliver high quality music education.

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Carneigie Mental Health in Schools

Mental Health Gold AwardIn 2019, we became the first school in Oxfordshire to receive a gold award for dealing with the mental health of both pupils and staff.

We were among only six secondary schools in the whole country to be awarded the Gold status of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence is part of Leeds Beckett University and makes gold, silver and bronze awards to schools signed-up to its programme.

It is designed to “strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system and each award status lasts for three years”.

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