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27/01/21

And we're off! have entered three teams in the Cyberfirst Girls competition and the first round is well underway. Go Team Aureus! https://t.co/YbwSEjJ47f

27/01/21

As part of our Beacon School programme, we are proud to be taking part in . Our students have been reflecting on what brings them light in the darkness and sharing some photos. Read more here: https://t.co/87zxpV1ODR https://t.co/8fcszOJjqT

27/01/21

In English Literature, Y9 have begun their study of 'An Inspector Calls'. Mrs Clark's 9L have busy completing group work from home and producing some incredible research presentations exploring historical and social context https://t.co/9VgfdH0eTq

26/01/21

Only two weeks to go! Looking forward to seeing the results of the activities Mrs Strange has planned for the day! https://t.co/CPBTqN3G9R

26/01/21

Retweeted From Didcot Train

Check out what TRAIN are doing this week! https://t.co/DsLH2i6U4u

25/01/21

Year 5s! Do you love to experiment, dance or have a love of Art? We are excited to be running our ‘Explore Aureus’ live virtual master classes throughout March. Come and join us and find out what life is like https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/orY3UCW0mW

22/01/21

Still time to apply! We are looking for an experienced Exams Officer to set up the exams processes throughout . This is a rare opportunity and an exciting new role for the school. Apply today: https://t.co/HOoDiFzIZs

21/01/21

A fantastic opportunity to join our expanding team as Head of Design and Technology this September. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/MkbNVmrEhz

21/01/21

Year 7 have been looking at the structure of a traditional story in English Language and were tasked with writing an exposition. We have seen some really powerful stories, here are some of their first drafts! https://t.co/8sfa0j76lo

20/01/21

Mrs Strange has formed a team for and they are still looking for some more Y8 girls to join them! Please let Mrs Strange know if you would like to take part in this fantastic opportunity! https://t.co/aXiUfuzAxv https://t.co/8GLtHEKphy

19/01/21

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as the Head of Arts. Responsible for our expressive and creative curriculum, you will also coordinate our co-curricular programme of artistic events. Find out more: https://t.co/veKw1XiSXQ https://t.co/fahDJLnPnq

18/01/21

Banksy, Hawking and Malala you have been challenged! Your first faculty challenge this term is a Toaster Trick Shot challenge (please remember to unplug the toaster first!) Have you got what it takes? Please send your photos and/or video to your coach. https://t.co/iKswmIRMlg

18/01/21

Take part in Mr Hayden's 30-day fitness challenge! Starting today, live at 11am every weekday on Google Meet, Mr Hayden will be taking part in the exercises in this timetable. Who can complete the 30 days, we can't wait to find out! https://t.co/lmeRGGYKE7

15/01/21

A great photo of Emily in Year 9 training her flexibility for GCSE Dance. Well done Emily! https://t.co/tNvvBNtFQ0

15/01/21

Come and assist the Head of Mathematics enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum! We are seeking an innovative maths teacher to join us in September 2021 as Second in Maths. Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/DIoxUywKYu

14/01/21

Miss King is really impressed with the engagement of Aureus students learning to dance online! If you want to take part in some great online tutorials, take a look at https://t.co/l0uco5pJBv Please share any photos/videos to media.org

14/01/21

Send a photo of your Science at Home experiment to media.org

14/01/21

Or for budding engineers, can you make your own cardboard chair? https://t.co/T4lLrH9T0G

14/01/21

Science at Home: Can you stand on a paper cup? Here is a link on how to take part in this challenge: https://t.co/TLxKm0RuM5

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