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24/09/20

This Saturday 26th September is the European Day of Languages, aiming to encourage language learning across Europe. At Aureus this week we have embedded a language activity into the start of every lesson https://t.co/K2GXNrCGYB

24/09/20

One week to go! We can't wait to tell you all about our amazing school. If you haven't yet registered to attend our Virtual Open Evening, you can do this via our website: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/KhBn3Ez0Yy

22/09/20

Congratulations to Bradley in Y8 for being shortlisted for the Grass Roots Football awards. Bradley was nominated for his contributions to youth football during lockdown and being a role model in his coaching of U8's team. Fantastic achievement Bradley, well done! https://t.co/MO4SJ2tsAk

22/09/20

Are you an experienced Maths teacher looking to progress to the next level? We are seeking a Head of Mathematics to join our school. Find out more about this exciting role and apply online https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV

17/09/20

There is still time to register your place at one of our Year 6 Virtual Open Events! Join us to explore our co-educational, school in the heart of Didcot and why we are your https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/RqEP31DGCZ

15/09/20

A beautiful day for rounders on the field for Year 9 this morning. We are so lucky to have this amazing space https://t.co/qxySm8mbxC

11/09/20

Really excited to be taking part in the Education Programme this year! Read more: https://t.co/N2vZQHxzng https://t.co/NEelprUbzu

10/09/20

Year 7 have been learning all about Bunsen Burners in their Science lesson this afternoon 🔥 https://t.co/VKpMCBM9mt

10/09/20

Great to see Year 8's working hard in English this morning 😊 https://t.co/nXuHtbLi97

10/09/20

Things are changing at Aureus...come along and meet our new Headteacher, Ms Hunter at our Virtual Year 6 Open Events. Find out more and register today here: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/O6PjLrAoPd

09/09/20

A week in and this is what they achieved in their first Dance lesson. Well done Year 7! https://t.co/CAeQvQ0TOr

08/09/20

We are looking for an experienced teacher to come and lead our Maths department. For more information and the apply online, visit https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV https://t.co/eq4iAZMSMB

04/09/20

Secondary applications are now open! Have you booked on to one of our Virtual Open Events? Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC to register your place. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/MM56QEdvBm

04/09/20

A useful guide for parents and carers as we start the new school year: https://t.co/cT4OdolE8f

03/09/20

Excited to be welcoming our new Year 7's today for their first day . We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/VoDow0U2UI

02/09/20

Really looking forward to having students back in school from tomorrow! https://t.co/PRr9DtoEKN

17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

Attendance & Absence

We want all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school. Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement and students that are not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. Our Attendance Policy can be downloaded below.

Attendance Ladder

Timings of the Day:

  • Our school day starts at 8.25am. We expect all students to arrive at the school by 8.20am and to be in the playground, ready for line-up at 8.25am. Please ensure your child is in the school for a prompt start to the day.

Expectations:

We expect your child to be in the school every day and on time unless:

  • He/she is too ill to attend (Medical evidence is required);
  • He/she has a medical appointment that can only be made in school time (Medical evidence is required).

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy; 
  • Inform us of any change in contact details immediately; 
  • Contact the school to inform us of an absence, by 8.25am;
  • Attend meetings to discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality, as requested;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting Us:

  • To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. 
  • To discuss any other issues or concerns please contact your child’s coach who will support you and your child.

Monitoring:

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • We will send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • We will send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • We will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have with your child regarding attendance and punctuality.

Unauthorised Absence:

  • This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy:

  • This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. 

Leave of Absence:

  • If you require your son/daughter to be absent from school, for extreme circumstances during term time, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence application form.
  • The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

Fixed Penalty Notices:

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

View our Attendance Policy here