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04/07/22

Retweeted From Amanda Clegg

Well done to the students for completing day 1 of the summer camp for Science today. Microscopy and cells ...you smashed it. Hope you remember your onions and your liver and potato experiments. A credit to your school.

04/07/22

Retweeted From Dr Aj Sharman

Incredibly excited to attend two Intensive Camps in Oxfordshire for practical & sessions all week supporting Year9/10 pupils supported by Todays practicals, microscopes https://t.co/Nxhs5RmHjS

02/07/22

And they’ve completed their expedition section! On their way back now! Well done!!! https://t.co/6Ee9HPeg5w

02/07/22

The DofE students are in good spirits, if a little wet and heading on to the finish! Well done all of you! https://t.co/5keFTA2Efz

01/07/22

Day 2 of walking has started for our Silver DofE students. Good luck! https://t.co/uABvftfeYO

29/06/22

Our Computing Masterclass was full today. Year 5 using brand new micro:bits and learning how to do 3D design in tinkercad. Mrs Strange had a great time with our computing experts of the future https://t.co/zMGfh2s5L7

29/06/22

Some of out very lucky Year 10s have travelled down to London today to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! Enjoy!! https://t.co/XxoPAGr2sL

28/06/22

We had our first year 11 Prom last night and what a great night it was. The students had some lovely food, an Oscar’s awards ceremony and lots of dancing. https://t.co/gKmqyIE8tN

24/06/22

Faculty Charity week totals are in and we raised ❤️ Banksy 70.50 for The Royal British Legion, 💚 Malala £90.34 for Macmillan and 💙 Hawking £30 for Blue Sky Thinking.

23/06/22

In Biology we have replaced chicks with cress seeds. Year 7 have designed suitable environments to germinate and grow the best cress. Each class has a week to look after their environments and see who can grow the tallest. https://t.co/HP7EoIhb6o

18/06/22

The sun’s stop shining, but they’re still smiling! https://t.co/fTCOHKy8Mh

18/06/22

We have now said goodbye to our chicks. They have been adopted in 2 groups of 3 and are going to lovely new homes. We will really miss them. It has been wonderful seeing all our students interact with them https://t.co/OZoLwgWiv7

18/06/22

Good luck this morning to our Yr9 Bronze DofE students, as they wake up to another beautiful and sunny day. Stay hydrated and sun-cream-ready! We’re so proud of you. https://t.co/EYys1Dnnvv

17/06/22

9 bronze DofE groups out on the ridgeway today. It’s a hot one but they are hydrated, creamed up and doing really well. Keep going guys, you’re doing great! https://t.co/mUyo0dGdgM

16/06/22

Today was Hawking’s charity day and tomorrow is Malala’s who are supporting . Let’s see if they can beat Banksy’s total of £71 ❤️💙💚 https://t.co/TGKa029WX1

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

Another excellent & talk today - this time from Stuart Astle (Burton Group) to students from , & https://t.co/2h5wXTeqMj

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

have just headed into the lab for another workshop after this morning 👩‍🔬

16/06/22

Retweeted From Didcot Casuals FC

We are looking for new players https://t.co/k9UfsAUSmO

15/06/22

In our Art Masterclass, year 5s are creating bug prints similar to those of artist Alison Headley. https://t.co/cYUyZGQIUj

15/06/22

Science club this afternoon looking at the development of the chicks 🐥🐣 https://t.co/w6YpBRaJno

Posted on: 25/05/2022

Ofsted Praise for Aureus

Our leadership team has been praised for their “determined and resilient” approach to running the school, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, in our first Ofsted report.

 

Inspectors visited Aureus in March, and have just published their findings.


Planned improvements to the school were disrupted by COVID-19, the report noted, but despite this, our leaders and our colleagues at GLF Schools, were complimented on having “a clear understanding of what needs to be improved” and “implementing these changes, so that children have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.”

“Leaders and staff prioritise time to help children explore their ideas and their identity,” the report said. “Classrooms are safe spaces, and different personal development opportunities are valued. Children are confident that staff will listen to their concerns and provide useful support."

 

Ofsted inspectors could also “see the positive changes being made that are starting to improve the school”.

Aureus has been awarded the British Council International School Award, which introduces internationalism by promoting the international dimension across our school and highlighting the benefits of learning in a global context, and the inspectors praised our “vision which combines academic learning with a focus on how to be a global citizen.”

Our English department was singled out for particular praise, with the report saying that improvements were most evident here, with the “thoughtfully-designed curriculum” allowing children to “read and enjoy many interesting styles of literature.”

Overall, the report said that Aureus required improvement, but our head teacher Ms Hunter, who has been in post since 2019, said there were positives that the school could build upon and is looking forward to engaging with parents over topics that had been raised in the report at a series of meetings that have been specially arranged.

“We have been on a school improvement journey since September 2019 and were pleased to see that the team of Ofsted Inspectors were able to see the positive impact that has been made,” she said. “We recognise that there are still areas for improvement and have already started to look at the four key areas identified by the inspection team.”