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18/05/22

Day 3 of the GCSE exams…well done for what you have already achieved Yr 11s and ‘Good luck’ for today!! https://t.co/qFy0B2CjLE

13/05/22

The day has finally come to say farewell to our amazing year 11 students. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the wonderful young adults that you are today. You will be greatly missed! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR EXAMS!! https://t.co/qVlmCxYB9X

13/05/22

GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know... https://t.co/JySkwqv3qu

11/05/22

Aureus Year 9 Rounders team enjoyed an away fixture at Gillotts. They played several teams, losing three and winning two against Wallingford and Ickneild. We had some great hits against Ickneild from Charlotte, Zarah, Isabella, Morgan and Nandini. https://t.co/eybN2CPUYg

11/05/22

Now that the caterpillars have stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a "j" shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalises. https://t.co/KnYC7Z2f4e

10/05/22

Our year 10 students were fortunate to have a guest speaker in school today; Lorraine Ousley gave them an introduction to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying. https://t.co/VnkVaWg7af

06/05/22

The tents are up and there are plenty of smiling faces, all ready for the evening ahead! The Yr 9 DofE practice run is well underway! https://t.co/XfvE7FLIlZ

06/05/22

Students travelled to Trinity College, Oxford University to experience a lecture in a brand-new auditorium this was followed by question and answers from current university students. https://t.co/xeFpAcKGn5

06/05/22

This week, our Key stage 3 students enjoyed a day in Oxford seeing iconic sights and taking in the culture They experienced a private viewing of the Tutankhamen Exhibition and were then treated to a roof top tour, taking in the Oxford spires. https://t.co/Za4RN2KBrJ

06/05/22

This morning we waved goodbye & good luck to 54 of our Yr 9 DofE students. They will be camping out overnight; hopefully the temperature won't drop too much for them! https://t.co/sufEL7PF4p

03/05/22

We are currently studying caterpillars in Science and observing how they transform into butterflies. Over the next few weeks they will be growing up to 10 times their original size and then forming chrysalis. We will update you on their progress. https://t.co/7yTMv8C4MP

29/04/22

Our talented Yr 10 GCSE artists are currently doing studies of tea cups and tea pots as part of their Alice in Wonderland project. They have been using different media to create stunning observational drawings in their sketch books. https://t.co/x7kq6oaq6K

29/04/22

Mrs Bakers' Yr 9 science class have been busy dissecting and identifying the different parts of a sheep's heart. https://t.co/DURAZjBGvy

26/04/22

Adrian Griffiths CEO of Recycling Technology, joined us this morning, courtesy of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme and talked about his engineering career and how this is being used in the recycling business. He also touched on how important being an empathetic employer is. https://t.co/DYuMqs9L3X

09/04/22

Last Saturday, April 2nd, eight of our courageous and talented Aureus students performed at the Mayor's Ball at the Civic Hall. The students, not only have amazing talent, but they showed great maturity & respect at such an important event. They are true Aureus ambassadors! https://t.co/lhIxSVb84K

08/04/22

A special prize was given to Gabby in Yr11 . Gabby has had 100% attendance to all of our Tuesday/Wednesday Period 6 sessions, he was awarded a brand new laptop and headset kindly donated by ASDA. This is the third laptop we have gifted to our Year 11 students this academic year! https://t.co/jYttmdigLZ

08/04/22

Congratulations to all our worthy winners at this week's Celebration Assemblies! There were lots of amazing certificates and awards given out, including gift vouchers for those students that had the highest positive points, 100% attendance and were overall exemplary students. https://t.co/rLUxNG6UuP

07/04/22

Congratulations to our two star bakers: Isabella (Yr9) and Ellie (Yr7), who entered the Spring baking competition to design and decorate a spring themed cupcake. They did a fantastic job! https://t.co/MolKDyKWk6

01/04/22

Well done to our DofE students for making it through their first night of camping. Despite the cold weather, they are in good spirits and are ready for day 2! Well Done! https://t.co/YmZyVXi20m

01/04/22

We attended a session this week on 'The Camps; Spaces and Places of Nazi Persecution and Murder' with Helen McCord from UCL. https://t.co/JKbT1Cv5WN

Student Leadership Team & Prefects

Student Leadership Team

The role of a Junior Leadership Team Prefect is a highly respected and very important one.  Not only do the younger students in the school look to the Prefects as role models but they are also students who are there to help and support them in many different aspects of their school life. Parents and visitors to the school also see them as high respected members of the school community.

All our Junior Leadership Prefects will have general responsibilities as part of the Aureus School team, this would include being part of a daily duty team across the school or support specific areas such as the Music and PE department. Throughout the year there will also be other roles the Prefects will be expected to fulfil such as Parents Evenings, Open Days and other events. They are skilled in public speaking and communicating with the local residents.

The Junior Leadership team prefects will attend meetings with the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher Personal Development and Heads of Faculty when required. They will also regularly liaise with the department / faculty they have responsibility for.

Role of Head Junior Leadership Team prefect
Respond to needs of school and staff as they arise, liaising mainly with the Headteacher and Assistant headteacher Personal Development.

  • Represent the school at various functions and events.
  • Assist with whole school and Year assemblies.
  • Organisation of department and volunteers for Open Events.
  • Organise the Junior Leadership Team duty rota’s
  • Assist with relevant PDT clubs and after school events such as sports fixtures.

Role of Junior Leadership Prefect team

  • Be responsible for the duty teams on a daily basis.
  • Represent the school at various functions.
  • Assist as and when required by staff.
  • Have responsibility for maintaining discipline and behaviour.
  • Be external ambassadors for the school.
  • Trained as anti-bullying ambassadors through the Diana Award programme 
  • Help to organise the Year 11 Prom/Yearbooks /Leavers Hoodies.

Expectations

  • Act as a role model in both the school and community.
  • Encourage others in the school community to benefit from the educational opportunities offered by the school. 
  • The ability to lead and to show initiative.
  • Ability to communicate with all age groups.

Junior Leadership Prefect Team Roles
Senior Prefect Roles 
Head Prefect x 2
Deputy Head Prefect x 2
Games Captains x 2
Faculty Prefects x 6 (2 per faculty)
Inclusion Prefect

Subject Specific Prefect Roles
The Arts Prefect team x 4 (Art, Music, Drama, Dance)
Maths Prefect
Science Prefect team x 2
English Prefect
History Prefect
Geography Prefect
Ethics Prefect
Languages Prefect
Business Studies
Computing Prefect

Students apply as prefects via video. They produce a video no longer than 3 minutes to show how they would fulfil a prefect role. In the video they state which prefect roles they would like but the final decision sits with the Leadership Team of the school.