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01/07/22

Day 2 of walking has started for our Silver DofE students. Good luck! https://t.co/uABvftfeYO

29/06/22

Our Computing Masterclass was full today. Year 5 using brand new micro:bits and learning how to do 3D design in tinkercad. Mrs Strange had a great time with our computing experts of the future https://t.co/zMGfh2s5L7

29/06/22

Some of out very lucky Year 10s have travelled down to London today to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! Enjoy!! https://t.co/XxoPAGr2sL

28/06/22

We had our first year 11 Prom last night and what a great night it was. The students had some lovely food, an Oscar’s awards ceremony and lots of dancing. https://t.co/gKmqyIE8tN

24/06/22

Faculty Charity week totals are in and we raised ❤️ Banksy 70.50 for The Royal British Legion, 💚 Malala £90.34 for Macmillan and 💙 Hawking £30 for Blue Sky Thinking.

23/06/22

In Biology we have replaced chicks with cress seeds. Year 7 have designed suitable environments to germinate and grow the best cress. Each class has a week to look after their environments and see who can grow the tallest. https://t.co/HP7EoIhb6o

18/06/22

The sun’s stop shining, but they’re still smiling! https://t.co/fTCOHKy8Mh

18/06/22

We have now said goodbye to our chicks. They have been adopted in 2 groups of 3 and are going to lovely new homes. We will really miss them. It has been wonderful seeing all our students interact with them https://t.co/OZoLwgWiv7

18/06/22

Good luck this morning to our Yr9 Bronze DofE students, as they wake up to another beautiful and sunny day. Stay hydrated and sun-cream-ready! We’re so proud of you. https://t.co/EYys1Dnnvv

17/06/22

9 bronze DofE groups out on the ridgeway today. It’s a hot one but they are hydrated, creamed up and doing really well. Keep going guys, you’re doing great! https://t.co/mUyo0dGdgM

16/06/22

Today was Hawking’s charity day and tomorrow is Malala’s who are supporting . Let’s see if they can beat Banksy’s total of £71 ❤️💙💚 https://t.co/TGKa029WX1

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

Another excellent & talk today - this time from Stuart Astle (Burton Group) to students from , & https://t.co/2h5wXTeqMj

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

have just headed into the lab for another workshop after this morning 👩‍🔬

16/06/22

Retweeted From Didcot Casuals FC

We are looking for new players https://t.co/k9UfsAUSmO

15/06/22

In our Art Masterclass, year 5s are creating bug prints similar to those of artist Alison Headley. https://t.co/cYUyZGQIUj

15/06/22

Science club this afternoon looking at the development of the chicks 🐥🐣 https://t.co/w6YpBRaJno

14/06/22

It’s our Art Masterclass for year 5 tomorrow. Last week we had a Science Masterclass and next week is English https://t.co/1HLoxVnH9v

14/06/22

Ready for Faculty Charity days - Wednesday is Banksy, Thursday Hawking and Friday Malala. Expect some games, cake sales and across all 3 day ‘Guess how many sweets in this jar’. Anyone fancy a guess on Twitter??? https://t.co/wo1wXbVRTI

14/06/22

Flower dissection in Biology today. This is the winning dissection from 7C. https://t.co/ndyTHb2gSd

14/06/22

So we have #1 Nugget, #2 Pebbles, #3 Cheep Cheep, #4 Sponge Bob, #5 Hey Hey and #6 Nigel. They are so lovely and friendly. The students are enjoying spending time with them. 🐣🐥 https://t.co/W7uBr3zskT

Faculties

Banksy Hawking Malala

Aureus School is split into three vertical faculties, led by our Heads of Faculty (HOF). The names of each faculty were chosen by the students and were chosen for the different qualities that are encapsulated in that person and what it means to be part of Aureus. This also supports our strive for Courage, Ambition and Resilience.

Each faculty have chosen a charity to support throughout the academic year and take part in friendly inter-faculty competitions in sports, performing arts and standards such as attendance.

The main function of the faculty system is to support the pastoral welfare of students, and that takes place within their coaching groups. Each faculty has its own non-teaching member of staff known as a Pastoral Welfare Leader who has the experience and time to work with students and be in contact with their families when there is a need that cannot be met by a coach. The work within each faculty is lead by a teacher who has the title of Head of Banksy, Malala or Hawking.

Being in a faculty helps give a student a sense of belonging, in something bigger than their friendship groups or immediate classes but smaller than their whole school. 

Faculties are “vertical” in their structure which allows a student to have positive connections with those that are younger and older than themselves. It is important for students to have the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to a community within their school, allowing them to develop skills and talents and acknowledge their successes in a wide range of ways. 

We encourage students to play an active role in the success of their faculty. Individual and team efforts are rewarded as well as participation. Students are expected to contribute to friendly inter-faculty competitions throughout the year in a way that always them to be proud of their contributions.

Banksy

The faculty name Banksy comes from the artist Banksy and reflects the importance of being creative and challenging the different views of the world. 

The Pastoral Welfare Leader for Banksy is Mrs Kim Beedles-Clark and the Head of Banksy is Mr Jack Crowe. 

Their chosen charity is Helen and Douglas House that provide hospice care for terminally ill children.

Hawking

The faculty name Hawking is taken from the scientist Stephen Hawking who famously wrote ‘A Brief History in Time’. He represents the importance of knowledge and looking to the future. Overcoming physical and mental obstacles to be the best you can be.  

The Pastoral Welfare Leader for Hawking is Mrs Amy Rutherford and the The Head of Hawking is Mr Clapton. 

Their chosen charity is Make a Wish Foundation that grants magical wishes to children facing life threatening illnesses.

Malala

The faculty name Malala comes from the Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and shows the importance of showing resilience in the face of adversity. Striving for equality and showing the importance of education. 

The Pastoral Welfare Leader for Malala is Mr Oliver Sykes and the Head of Malala is Miss Beth Costar. 

Their chosen charity is UNICEF and they support and protect young children all over the world who are in danger from the effects of war and natural disasters