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19/04/18

Check out our fab self-portrait clocks made in the last term. 🎨Well done to our fantastic student artists 👨‍🎤 & the fab Didcot Art Room team - Clare, Kate & George! 👏#GrowLearnFlourish https://t.co/6cqzwxDfoD

19/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Oxfordshire Schools Mental Health Network Meeting, supported by is on Monday (23rd April) if you'd like to attend please sign up here: https://t.co/YJDGRWpBNc… If you'd like to contribute please contact me. https://t.co/8GvPMLJmM3

19/04/18

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At beautiful for the South And Vale Youth Partnership Group, a great turnout including and more! Working on youth volunteering, community safety, arts dev and more fun for youth!

19/04/18

Our pleasure - we appreciate all of your support with our interviews for

19/04/18

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We've just released our conference programme for June's CPD event - view the fantastic choice of sessions and speakers who'll be delivering them here 👉 https://t.co/Md32heAgoZ Early bird tickets still available at only £17.50, buy yours now! https://t.co/qmwJc6fNOT https://t.co/5q7v9wNvds

19/04/18

Well done to everyone who participated in our inaugural staff v students Dodgeball competition. Our winners were... the staff! 🥇👏🎉 https://t.co/kT7wDW0Hz1

19/04/18

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Enjoyed delivering CPD representing to local

18/04/18

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Super excited to be sharing and networking at this event. Very close to my heart 💓 and what drives me in education. To be gathering at the fabulous even better. Teachmeets like these bring about real transformative change in our schools . See u there.

18/04/18

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Are you a teacher or SLT member interested in and ? Why not pop along to our for Teachers book launch, held at on the 22nd May, sign up here https://t.co/Us0hKETPE1

17/04/18

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"It’s important to talk about mental health, of course, but that’s oversaid. We can’t just talk – we must learn to listen." - Diana Chao, founder of

17/04/18

No this year but on our radar for next year! 🎶

17/04/18

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The music festival is back and it’s bigger and better than last year. Join us on 13th to 15th July for another fantastic event. https://t.co/AH4Yev9MEF

17/04/18

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Any bands/orchestras/choirs that might want to take part? https://t.co/hTeg9oriJp

17/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Even more free training for and on developmental Trauma in July https://t.co/xBJVB8wT3l https://t.co/saYTfP76x5

17/04/18

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Great to see making headlines again > https://t.co/usSXTXtvLA

17/04/18

& Thank you for your hardwork on this fantastic arts installation! 🎨 https://t.co/vNyhDNCHmz

16/04/18

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You may like to take a look at our poster and case studies of people with qualifications and experience working in international development sector https://t.co/70MirfeeL4 https://t.co/DQlqxQHwx2

16/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We are looking forward to hosting this free training on attachment and trauma on 17/7/18 : https://t.co/k9zANE03wk

Posted on: 29/03/2018

Celebrating 200 days at Aureus School

Students and staff at the new Didcot secondary school headed towards the end of term with celebrations marking a major milestone since first opening in September.

The Aureus School held an afternoon of special events yesterday (Tuesday, March 27) to mark 200 days since it opened its doors for the first time. Tours and afternoon tea allowed guests to take a look at the new facilities enjoyed by both the school and the wider community. An original celebration planned to mark the school’s first 100 days had to be postponed due to snow in December.

“We have all been looking forward to our official opening and everyone has worked really hard to contribute to our history which is very much in the making! Our Aureus community are very proud of our school, and everything we have achieved in our first two terms. The students who lead the opening ceremony embody everything we stand for as educators. The feedback from our guests was overwhelmingly positive as they recognised our vision, our values and our forward-thinking approach,” said Executive Headteacher Hannah Wilson.

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Among the 120 invited guests was William Darley, a local resident who found the Aureus gold coins the school is named after, with his metal detector.

The Mayor of Didcot Jackie Billington, councillors Nick Hards and Reg White and the Chief Executive Officer of GLF Schools, Jon Chaloner, also took part in the celebrations.

Aureus School student council members Natalie Orpin, Malik Bendardaf, Edward Smith, Oli Alison, Sameera Jeetun, Lillie Martin and Harry James also gave speeches about their ‘Magic Moments’ at ‘Glorious Aureus’ during the event.

The school opened with its first intake of Year 7 students and will continue to grow in numbers each year with 240 expected in 2018. It was commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council and has been designated a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) but has become a STEAM school to reflect that the Arts at the Heart of their culture and ethos. Since opening the school has already engaged in a number of collaborative partnerships with local artists to create installations for the impressive building.

“We believe that the arts are an integral part of the holistic development of the whole child,” said Ms Wilson, who added that Tuesday’s guests had been impressed by the school.

The Thrive and Sensory Rooms were officially opened as part of the opening ceremony by Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of the Values based Education movement.

Dr Hawkes, a former Oxfordshire Headteacher commented: “I was so moved to be there and to experience the energy and creativity that you have established at Aureus.  I am proud to name it as an example of how the profession can develop a values-based school”.

The school, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, has an artist in residence, a community art gallery, art therapy room and holds termly creativity days and weekly STEAM careers assemblies. The school’s values- led culture and ethos includes a ‘family dining’ experience for students.

“Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, values-based education and a wellbeing programme that develops mindfulness strategies,” said Ms Wilson, who is also executive head teacher of the new Aureus Primary School which is due to open for pupils in September.


Sent on behalf of Aureus School and Barking Dog Media. For more information contact barkingdogmedia@gmail.com, @barkingdogmedia www.barkingmedia.co.uk  or call 07754 271086. 

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