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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

Cyber Safety

Technology is a large part of children's lives at home and at school from an early age. At Aureus, our students have access to technology that they use in all areas of the curriculum including: interactive white boards, video walls, PCs and Google Chromebooks. We will educate our community on how to stay safe online throughout the year and across our curriculum.

Internet Safety

It is always good to be cautious while on the Internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing:

  • Be careful about what you put on the web.
  • It is on there forever and can be used to trace back to you at any time.
  • Keep track of who you interact with on the internet.
  • Some people may not be who they seem to be.
  • Know that privacy is just an illusion.
  • Even personal information on social networks can be easily recovered by anyone.
  • Do not open any links in emails or chat rooms that look suspicious or unfamiliar.
  • Never open any strange files that your computer may have downloaded from an email or a website.

Cyber Bullying

Whether it is posting public pictures, social statuses, or personal messages, cyber bullying takes many forms. The most popular cyber bullying tactics are:

  • Flaming
  • Harrassment
  • Denigration
  • Impersonation
  • Outing
  • Trickery
  • Exclusion
  • Cyber Stalking


Identity Theft

While there are many ways for your identity to get stolen, the easiest way to become a victim of identity theft is by sharing personal information over the Internet. If you are not careful, criminals could steal your identity by finding any of the following:

  • Bank details
  • Personal identification
  • Passwords

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. It is considered as academic dishonesty and a breach of ethics. Is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even exclusion depending on the extent of the breach.
Examples:

  • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks.
  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
  • Claiming someone else's work as your own.
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit.
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit.
  • Having the majority of your work come from a specific source, whether you give credit or not.
  • Misplacing a citation in your work.

Computer Viruses

Always be careful when downloading files off of the internet and make sure you are downloading files from a trusted source. Viruses must be executed to have any effect on your computer, so there are a couple of file types that have no chance of containing a virus. These files are predominantly sound, image, and text file types.

Parental Support

If you would like to learn more about keeping your child safe online at home, please see the websites below:

BBC Own It A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online.
Childnet A registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people.
Digizen This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
National Online Safety Useful guides for social media apps and platforms.
NSPCC The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.
UK Safer Internet Centre UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.
Thinkuknow Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.


To report online abuse or if you are worried about how someone has been communicating online, please visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

If you have concerns regarding e-safety please follow this link:

www.oscb.org.uk/e-safety