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22/07/21

Congratulations to Banksy for achieving the most positive points this year! https://t.co/vt2piZClJt

21/07/21

🕑 Remember it's a 2pm finish tomorrow! 🕑 https://t.co/SkqEqEx5fB

20/07/21

Holiday Programme for this years Summer holiday - open to 12-18 year olds. Find out more https://t.co/tyY78lDxRc https://t.co/Gk93AUhkaN

16/07/21

From Monday 19th July this is the new process for contact tracing for children and young people in education settings. https://t.co/7QhhcnEYRH

16/07/21

Y8 have produced fantastic pieces of creative writing in just 3 minutes at the start of online lessons! Studying a text in which the protagonist travels to a major city for the 1st time alone, they empathised with the character & wrote descriptive pieces inspired by a city photo. https://t.co/FmBkHaCEJZ

15/07/21

Have you won an award? Parents and carers keep an eye on your email this evening as we will be sending out our Awards Evening video to students that have received an award! 🥳 https://t.co/wt29HSGQEv

15/07/21

Our GCSE Focus Day for Year 10 this week was dedicated to English Literature. They watched some fantastic performances of Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and The Inspector Calls from The Globe Players. Read more> https://t.co/SRfhEuxa5y https://t.co/VmBO1qnJNO

14/07/21

Young people experience bullying behaviours every day. We’re joining in to show young people that they deserve to be heard and that help and support is available. ’s https://t.co/pHwS6eEkNB https://t.co/a9XvknqHTZ

12/07/21

This is some fantastic work, we are very impressed with all your creativity! Other work included making invisible ink, researching the planets of the solar system, interesting elements and modelling the digestive system

12/07/21

Y7 were set a task to complete some research or a practical on a topic of their own choice. Luke created a model of the lungs to show how ventilation works, Ella made a red cabbage indicator to test the pH of substances and Jessica researched atoms, elements and compounds! https://t.co/dwBaYsQuBt

09/07/21

GCSE dancers took to the stage at Radley College to perform in front of a live audience for Step In Time, School of Performing Arts. They did incredibly well and we are immensely proud of them all! Read more> https://t.co/qR8jUWUfe0 https://t.co/pslGIpmHSG

09/07/21

This week we celebrated Miss Guarasci, Miss Minnigan and Mr King completing their NQT year here ! A very big congratulations 🥳 https://t.co/HEOvEIn0FK

08/07/21

We are incredibly excited to be celebrating the end of term with a live Virtual Concert on 13/07 at 5.30pm. Parents & carers check your email for the link...we hope that you can join us! https://t.co/cCW9mLgAGY

06/07/21

This week we celebrated our Year 10 students moving on into Year 11! Read more: https://t.co/9BISyUd1sP https://t.co/6ZDMRhTqlB

02/07/21

We were absolutely thrilled to take delivery of our brand new minibus this week! Read more: https://t.co/iV4xwGlvXC https://t.co/i8XFjDpDEy

01/07/21

Year 8 are looking at different rock types and how they are made in science lessons this week. Today they applied their knowledge by comparing different chocolate to rock type and explaining their reasoning https://t.co/EUFPPeZ4R3

28/06/21

Year 8 have been writing poetry in English and have created their own beautiful praise songs about their role models. Some really lovely pieces here, well done! https://t.co/IBGNcdnRBF

26/06/21

Silver group are complete and completing their debrief. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Q1ModLRJup

26/06/21

All groups are on route and working really hard to complete their expedition. Always time for a food break though! https://t.co/3p710oX9ld

26/06/21

Our bronze groups are awake and cooking breakfast! They will be packing the tents down and heading off for their final days walk https://t.co/q4zJ5H7Ksv

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 Kevin Brinkley. 

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