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30/03/21

Congratulations to our Typing Superstars for the Spring Term! https://t.co/0EWhlCnRjd

29/03/21

Looking for some fun Science experiments to carry out this Easter holiday? There are some great ideas in this activity pack> https://t.co/sNz94ImKvh

29/03/21

We would like to say a big Congratulations to Natalie in Year 8 for winning the Faculty Dance Competition! A very well done to everyone that took part, it was a tough one to judge as there were some truly expressive and engaging pieces! https://t.co/YPVMSbzg6T https://t.co/AeKBZJbTJG

25/03/21

Our final Year 5 Masterclass this evening was Art with Miss Dixon. Pupils created some really lovely Loui Jover style portraits, we are looking forward to seeing the final pieces! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/jIX1kFUptU

23/03/21

Absolutely fantastic Year 5 Music & Drama Masterclass this evening with Mrs Powell. Thank you to all those that joined us and for taking part 🎭 Our final Art masterclass is on Thursday this week, you can sign up here > https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/5Q5yJYp1VA

23/03/21

Today we took part in a one minute silence on this National Day of Reflection. Marking the anniversary of the UK's first lockdown and thinking of all those who have been lost, lost loved ones and those who continue to be affected https://t.co/YYliWBZnD2

22/03/21

8C have been mastering portraits this afternoon in their art lesson, specifically looking at proportions of the facial features https://t.co/CDfOGiZTQm

18/03/21

We really enjoyed Miss King's Year 5 Dance Masterclass last night! Pupils had a lesson in Street Dance and did a fantastic job learning a routine. There are 2 masterclasses left before Easter, register here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/gDCfd33gBn

15/03/21

In Year 10 Science this morning, students have been investigating how surface area affects the rate of reaction. When the powder is clumped together it cannot catch fire but when it is poured the surface area is higher, creating a faster reaction https://t.co/eMExZcv3qX

12/03/21

Are you interested in becoming a teacher at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'ZOOM into Teacher Training' event to find out more about how we can support you on your journey to teach! https://t.co/ccyp1UOjLY

10/03/21

Our Year 5 English Masterclass was fantastic this afternoon, looking at conventions in fairytales. It was great to see pupils so engaged in the lesson 😊 Next week is dance! Register your place: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/yvpuWRwoIT

05/03/21

We were delighted at the number of Y9 students that took part in our Take Your Child to Work Day for . Sticking to national guidelines, students worked from home with a family member or, if they were able to, spent the day at a workplace. Maddie has been window cleaning! https://t.co/gMdsJRfO4Z

05/03/21

We have been supporting with a number of engaging activities for all our students. Find out what they have been up to here: https://t.co/fV9KC71mge https://t.co/NTfDNYVom5

04/03/21

For this week's Science club at home: 'How can you prevent a gummy bear from swelling when in water?' Try this investigation out to find out how and send your results to media.org https://t.co/bEwhyo8kck

04/03/21

Today, for , teachers had great fun in dressing up as book characters and creating a Jackanory style rendition of 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/CljWCAwfdF https://t.co/SJzWWtp4nu

03/03/21

"I am definitely coming to this school!" Our next Explore Aureus Masterclass is English, taking place on Wednesday 10th March. Sign up here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My

03/03/21

We were delighted to welcome Year 5 pupils to our virtual Explore Aureus Science Masterclass this afternoon, giving them a taste of a lesson at our school. It was great to see so many budding scientists at the class, thank you for joining us! https://t.co/M8pXIa4uec

02/03/21

A fantastic resource for parents and carers on https://t.co/WDALFH1bnb

01/03/21

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 5 Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April. Join us to find out how you can reach your full potential Register your place today via https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/wlNHZbAEbv

01/03/21

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Partnerships

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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The PiXL Club

Pixl ClubAureus School is now part of a national network of schools called PiXL (Partners in Excellence). PiXL is a growing partnership of over 3000 schools and education providers. PIXL provides our community with a collaboration of school leaders; access to purposeful conferences and networks of people complemented by online resources, training opportunities and development programmes to support the promotion of excellence for students in the campus. The PiXL Network supports our determination to do all we can to help improve life chances for young people through improved educational achievement and enhanced self-esteem in order to connect them to worthy progression routes in the next stage of their education. PiXL is concerned with offering opportunities for all students to make progress in life on the basis of achieving good results and by developing key life attributes.

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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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