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17/12/18

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Student Council. Our Aureus Ambassadors are ready to change the world & are committed to being global citizens who fundraise for the local community. https://t.co/iIzW5nVOow

17/12/18

Congrats & our first accredited Lead Practitioners! A massive accomplishment - well done. https://t.co/P323F4MgSi

17/12/18

Congratulations to Patrick for winning the Pupil of the Term award. Patrick has consistently demonstrated Aureus' school values within the school and the community and has been made excellent progress in school this term. Well done Patrick! https://t.co/z9hUvkL7t0

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Please share with other innovators our 2nd event https://t.co/yLFk4nJrZE

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

The booking link for is embedded but also here: https://t.co/W0DDNlb9Ue

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

What a line up we have for Diverse Educators II on 12/1/19 Please share with friends and colleagues https://t.co/nNpfR0IQUp https://t.co/2UPjiiJgFN

15/12/18

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ICYMI yesterday - presented a workshop at the last week. You can also read ’s reflections on the conference https://t.co/dZm87xvoAH https://t.co/8kYa49nNbX

15/12/18

Retweeted From Independent Thinking

Tickets available soon for our biggest ever Big Day Out - 32 Associates plus workshops from Aureus School. It's going to be huge! https://t.co/qYFyx2IzGe https://t.co/FgUbyogQZg

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Lowe

Some really interesting stuff going on at the Aureus. School uses ‘nurture room’ to calm pupils at risk of misbehaviour https://t.co/bi0fu4Gi1r via

15/12/18

Retweeted From JacquiKemp

Read our latest blog about supporting your Mental Health First Aiders https://t.co/Dp6TtqfOK7

15/12/18

Retweeted From Naomi Clark

Today, I calmed someone down who had missed breakfast, dealt with someone with split dry skin on their foot (🤢), fixed a zip on a bag... and on a pencil case, encouraged someone distressed to come out of the toilets, found someone lonely a playmate... and taught! https://t.co/5numYaMZpT

15/12/18

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Thank you to our wonderful PCA for supporting this event. We couldn’t have done it without you.

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Holliday

Awesome once again. Nothing better than seeing kids doing something they clearly love. Music has no boundaries. Well done glorious aureus. 👏

15/12/18

Well spotted! is our Music Lead Practitioner & Choir Director - she was stood at the back of the hall leading the singer. Our Year 7 was the signing lead as it was This is Me with Makaton thanks to 🙌🏼🎶

14/12/18

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Thank you Voices of Aureus for singing at our official opening & teaching our choir the Aureus song 🎉 https://t.co/SDCLhowpAl

14/12/18

Retweeted From Cat McGill

I’m collecting ideas from families about what sort of songs you’d like me to write in my new project. Got lots of great ideas from practical stuff like routines, family set up, to lots of feelings based topics like being loveable and knowing you are unique. Any more?!

14/12/18

Retweeted From Jo Lawrence

Great work https://t.co/rgwjgQIU7B

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

Forget isolation rooms - pupils at can choose to sit under a weighted blanket in a dark room to calm down, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iRVXRz

14/12/18

Retweeted From Play2Give

Fantastic donations received today from the families of . Thank you so much for supporting our campaign for a second year and donating so many fantastic gifts that will make so many children in hospital this Christmas smile and happy 🎁🎄 https://t.co/dfPvX00qZA

14/12/18

Hannah & Drew thank you for organising this community event. The PCA were fab too 🎄🎉🙌🏼

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. 

View the article on Oxfordshire Guardian here

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