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06/12/23

Yr10 investigate the products of with excellent result’s. pic.twitter.com/3iWfc0fkK5

06/12/23

Yr9 perform a practical that helps them calculate specific heat capacity. Do you know the formula? #SHC pic.twitter.com/x1XILX5GAm

05/12/23

The water is back up and running. School will be open to all students tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

05/12/23

URGENT NEWS. Aureus is closed today due to problems with the water pipes. Full details to follow in letter.

04/12/23

Lovely to see our Year 11s and their families in school this evening, working on their revision skills. You’ve got this 💪 https://t.co/K2lBmo81TE

03/12/23

A fantastic morning! 30+ amazing volunteers (thank you!) planted 400+ saplings on the school field. It was freezing but this awesome team planted the saplings in less than 2hrs. Thank you for the saplings pic.twitter.com/a2EBWy9hUC

02/12/23

Thank you to everyone who came to help us plant 450 donated trees this morning . Hope everyone has warmed up now. pic.twitter.com/VXTFbw4EOo

01/12/23

Collaboration is what helps us grow. Had a lovely day today. The students were delightful and the staff welcoming. Working together to create a better future for our students pic.twitter.com/rAtfoDMivr

29/11/23

Great meeting with Jak today. Excited for the work we can do together to create opportunities for students.

29/11/23

A year 9 student receives a prestigious award for performing an investigation on the factors that affect the growth of plants. He proudly receives his Bronze Crest Award🥳 pic.twitter.com/v1j0lGzGXY

29/11/23

Just adding items to our wellbeing calendar. The new wellbeing committee are working on ways to help bring the team together. Look after the staff so they can look after the students. Happy Wednesday! pic.twitter.com/wEBKuw4NH1

28/11/23

When the wellbeing survey confirms what you already knew: we are making improvements every day and the staff feel it. Looking forward to hearing the student voice to check they feel the same. pic.twitter.com/VBLNF70eQA

28/11/23

Year 8 learnt about the role of stomata in plants today, and then got to identify them down a microscope (the green parts on photo 3!) pic.twitter.com/Dhh4wc86MH

27/11/23

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24/11/23

Year 8 learnt about energy stores yesterday. They then completed a series of practicals where they identified the energy stores. pic.twitter.com/SbMOmJNexD

23/11/23

Future leaders of the world! Student council met today to discuss the agenda for the year! They were very excited about some upcoming events at school and most importantly, have already started working as a team to make Aureus the best place for all of our students. pic.twitter.com/kHa5QyMUIs

23/11/23

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20/11/23

Fantastic Awards Evening for the Aureus Class of 2023! Well done to all the students on their individual and collective achievements pic.twitter.com/QHwkSvQsvu

19/11/23

£545 raised for this fantastic charity thank you to our students, staff and parents for all your donations. https://t.co/55WkBTOJRP

19/11/23

We’ve reached £545. Thank you to students, staff and parents for all your contributions to this great cause. https://t.co/rgCziAdj8i

Pastoral System

Aureus School is split into Year Group Teams, each of which are led by our Heads of Year (HOY) and who are overseen by Assistant Headteachers with responsibility for each of the Key Stages. 

Each Year Group Team is made up of the Head of Year,  a number of coaches (tutors), who lead coaching groups, each with about twenty-five students.  Each Year Group Team also has its own non-teaching member of staff known as the Pastoral Welfare Leader (PWL), and who has the experience of more complex needs and who has the time to work with students and be in contact with their families when there is a more immediate need that cannot be met by a coach, who may be busy with their teaching commitments. In addition to this, the Teaching Assistants, who work with teachers in each Year Group are also included in the Year Group Teams in order to ensure that the communications between the academic and pastoral teams is fluid and effective and that the support in and out of class is of the very highest quality.

The main function of each of the Year Group Teams is to support the behaviour, attendance and pastoral welfare of students, and that begins first and foremost within their coaching groups which meet at the start of each school day. Coaches provide targeted support for students that struggle to meet Aureus high expectations of behaviour and attendance. Coaches discuss any barriers or issues that the students in their coaching group have and then either provide or signpost appropriate support and guidance and involve their parents and carers to ensure that the adults that care for them understand and play a part of the support they receive.  Should a student have any needs that could benefit from more intensive support it will be offered by the appropriate specialists. 

We also have a number of non-teaching specialists, who work within the Pastoral Team and as such with the Year Group Teams and, who specialise with areas of need common to adolescents. These are our Attendance Officer, who works with Oxfordshire County Council to ensure that students attend school, our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Student Welfare Manager, who both deal with safeguarding and welfare concerns and our SENDCo, who is an expert in provision and interventions for students with special educational needs.

We also work with External Agencies specialist in supporting higher levels of need when appropriate. 

We are proud that our Pastoral Structure enables us to support students quickly and effectively and means that Aureus students learn that becoming excellent global citizens means that when we face challenges we should seek and accept relevant support from those around us .