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03/04/20

Our Aureus School Homily during this national emergency. https://t.co/l8TOJUIw4h

03/04/20

The next edition of our termly newsletter, The Aureus Chronicles, has now been published. Click here to read it and for details on how to sign-up if you haven't already: https://t.co/peyDbQJ5gc

03/04/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

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03/04/20

This stunning piece of acrylic artwork was created by Year 9 student Kyra, as a birthday card for her Dad, so beautiful that he decided to frame it. Well done Kyra! https://t.co/7G9ShW0Pph

03/04/20

There will be some new faculty challenges after the Easter break, but why not keep going with these ones throughout the holiday! We are sure parents and carers will appreciate the extra help 😀 https://t.co/Gntrlhl7Dq

03/04/20

Please enjoy this last video of the Spring term by Ms Saul, Mr Morris and Mrs Powell, where they announce the Faculty winner! https://t.co/B3CmIuwHbx

03/04/20

Some more great photos being sent in of our students hard at work this morning, fantastic to see everyone, well done! https://t.co/7iGy9TLmdP

02/04/20

Congratulations to our Hawking Faculty for achieving the most positive points this Spring term 🥳 Remember you can still earn points whilst working at home. Can Malala or Banksy take the lead for the Summer term? https://t.co/eYQ6myRUFr

02/04/20

As children are spending more time online at the moment, it is important to keep them safe. This website has some very useful advice, tools and resources for parents and carers - https://t.co/azNytLvFoc

02/04/20

Students have been busy taking part in the faculty challenge's this week to earn points for our Spring Term awards. We will announce the winning faculty later on today https://t.co/HgMTGYjvLt

02/04/20

Fantastic to see some more photos of our students carrying out their and taking part in some PE activities too! Thank you Chloe, Excellence and Grace for sharing, keep it up! https://t.co/7LAGETIyF0

01/04/20

Year 7 have been challenging themselves with the 'Go further' activity in French this week, writing a stanza in the style of the French Easter poem they are studying by Norette Mertens. Some lovely poems here by Caleb, Ben and Alisha, well done! https://t.co/VXUd4omU5b

01/04/20

This April why not take part in these 30 actions which aim to help us look after ourselves during this challenging time. We would love for you to share with us how you get on! https://t.co/hPDXr14iuD

01/04/20

A very well done to Charlotte and George for taking part in the faculty challenge; not only cooking up a feast for your family, but earning some faculty points too! These look delicious and beautifully presented 😋 https://t.co/Y7yM5cSsdR

01/04/20

Mr Morris, Mrs Powell and Ms Saul would like to share a message to all this morning: https://t.co/kC9DJtw5wP https://t.co/ODMf20zSgE

01/04/20

This month our value is 'Empathy'. Are you empathetic? Can you think of ways to strengthen and improve your own empathy? https://t.co/Nzwh3MiGGa

31/03/20

Miss Costar has a message this morning for G3: https://t.co/6aaOsZ3mYn

30/03/20

It's great to see our students working so hard at home. Here is Dan, Sam and Dylan getting stuck in to their work https://t.co/279EtUa7o4

30/03/20

Wow what an impressive piece of work Natalie, well done! https://t.co/zhXlSO07VE

30/03/20

Here is a message for R2 from Mrs Bainbrigge: https://t.co/ENMGpmNmmt

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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Educate and Celebrate

Aureus School Bronze AwardWe are delighted to be working with 'Educate & Celebrate', who are experts in transforming schools and organisations into LGBT+ Friendly places.

Educate and Celebrate is an OFSTED and Department for Education recognised award programme that allows staff and students alike to ensure that their school is an inclusive space for all LGBTQ+ people. This programme allows the school to embed school-wide strategies to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, as well as developing an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum. Leading staff are trained in implementing these strategies in school and providing support for students.

At Aureus, we also 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 LGBT+ Inclusion.

Our Educate and Celebrate Coordinator, is Ms Costar. If you would like further information or advice, please email b.costar@aureusschool.org

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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.


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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