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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

12/01/21

As part of our programme this year and inspired by the , we are celebrating virtually and we would like all students to focus on this year’s theme of shining a light in darkness. Send your entries to coaches by 25th January! https://t.co/ZzYQ7M9ofJ

07/01/21

Are you a PE teacher looking to progress? As Head of PE you will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/1M1HP4m2rA

07/01/21

Retweeted From Didcot Train

With the recent Government announcement's, we're going into the new year running most of our provisions online this week. 2021 might not be treating all of us too nicely so far but let's not let it get the better of us!! 🌤 Sending you all our very best wishes for the year🌈 https://t.co/raK3wWNSVy

05/01/21

We are really looking forward to seeing you all back on Google Classroom at 8.30am tomorrow for coaching time. There will be an assembly this week on our value of courage to start off 2021 ☺

28/12/20

We are recruiting! We have some exciting opportunities to join us in 2021. If you would like to join our vibrant and dynamic team, find out more here - https://t.co/f6Ohwbxdci https://t.co/YsSPrn2Iud

25/12/20

would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to seeing you in 2021. https://t.co/hl5mnRqwsr

17/12/20

Super proud of our Years 7 & 8 students today for completing their event, raising over £3,000 for 🎉 Thank you to all those that sponsored them, supporting this amazing charity https://t.co/l64oVq4tvo https://t.co/eFnnWc0oqb

17/12/20

A useful Covid-19 Response Guide for parents and carers during the Christmas holidays. https://t.co/xCofpENAIF

16/12/20

Year 9 have been discussing who they believe should be held accountable for the Holocaust as part of their GCSE focus day today https://t.co/O7ghUeXfMb

16/12/20

Our Year 9 Geographers were mapping out the life of a river from the source to the mouth on the desks in their GCSE Focus Day https://t.co/zMtqPByTRr

16/12/20

Year 8 students became entrepreneurs for the day, on the topic of Biomimicry. They worked in teams to think of a problem to solve and finalised a product idea which they later pitched to the investors. There were some really inspiring and creative ideas! https://t.co/lSraNXm2UV

16/12/20

Y7 became forensic scientists in our first day of the year today in an attempt to find out who stole the skeleton from the prep room! They analysed fingerprints, did some chromatography and extracted DNA https://t.co/mClOssg0Sa

Uniform & Equipment

Uniform

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both in the appearance and behaviour of our students.

UniformAll students must have full school uniform, worn correctly, for daily attendance at school. Uniform will also be worn on occasions when children are representing the school, including school visits.

Parents and carers are asked to co-operate fully by providing the uniform and ensuring children wear it correctly to and from school, and at other times as required.

The school offers the full range of uniform, PE Kit and accessories for pupils which can be purchased directly from our uniform supplier, Trutex.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the Pupil Premium grant, you are entitled to a discount for your uniform. In order to receive this, you must visit the Trutex shop in Didcot where the school has provided names of all those that are eligible, where the discount will be applied. This must be done in store.

Covid-19 Update from Trutex:

The new layout of the shop will enable us to serve customers in a safe way, observing the 2 metre social distancing rules and minimising risk. 

We would ask if you could encourage parents to obtain school uniform using our website www.myschoolwear.co.uk where possible during the current situation.

The fitting rooms at the shop will be closed and customers encouraged to try items of uniform on at home. We are happy to exchange anything that is the incorrect size as long as it is returned in a saleable condition.

Our Facebook page Trutex Didcot is where more information and updates will be posted.

Please click here to visit the Trutex website

Please contact Trutex on 01235 211011 to check their availability on items.

Items marked with an asterisk - may only be purchased from our official uniform supplier Trutex Other items - may be purchased from Trutex or other stores.

Blazer * Grey Aureus School blazer
Jumper * (optional) Grey v-necked Aureus jumper with gold trim
Tie * Aureus black/yellow striped school tie
Shirt Plain white shirt with a top button (short of long sleeves)
Skirt/Trousers/Shorts Plain black smart trousers, knee length tailored shorts or a black knee length pleated skirt (black canvas, skinny trousers, leggings or jeans may not be worn)
Smart black shorts may be worn as part of the Summer uniform from June until the end of the Summer term.
Socks/Tights Plain black or grey socks/black or grey opaque tights
Shoes Plain black, leather shoes with black shoe soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Black boots, trainers, plimsolls, canvas or suede shoes may not be worn. (Acceptable shoes are defined by the school).
Rucksack/Sports Bag* Aureus school rucksack and/or sports bag – black with embroidered logo (only one bag is required – students can select which style they prefer). 
PE Kit Aureus PE sports top *
Aureus PE shorts *
Aureus PE socks *
Aureus long sleeve reversible games top
Aureus tracksuit (optional) 
Black or white trainers with non-marking soles for indoor and outdoor use
Towel / Shower gel
Aureus sports bag *
Hair

Hair should be neat, tidy and appropriate for a professional working environment (as defined by the school).
Extreme styles and hair colouring will not be permitted (as defined by the school).
Shaved lines in hair or eyebrows are not permitted.

Jewellery/tattoos/
piercings

Students may wear one/a pair of small round plain studs in the ear lobe only. 
Other earrings, facial studs, ear expanders, bars or any other body piercings are not permitted.
Rings, necklaces and bracelets including charity, friendship/festival bracelets may not be worn.

Make-up

Students may not wear any make-up.
Students may not wear false nails, fake eyelashes or tinted contact lenses.
Eyebrows should be natural.

Headwear and Religious Clothing Headwear and religious clothing may be worn (for religious purposes only) and should be either plain black or grey (baseball caps and bandanas may not be worn).
Coat A dark waterproof coat in black or grey (denim jackets and coats that the school deems as ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted).
Mobile Phones Mobile phones need to be off and out of sight. They are brought to school at students' own risk. If they are seen, heard or used in school they will be confiscated.


Equipment and Stationery

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both how well prepared for learning our students are.

All students must bring the following essential items to school with them every day in order to fully access their lessons.

  • All students are expected to have a reading book on them at all times
  • Mobile phones – need to be off and out of sight in bags between 8.30am-4.30pm
  • A pocket-sized planner (this will be provided in their orientation)
  • A clear pencil case
  • 4 colour pens – black, blue, red, green 
  • 4 colour highlighters
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A rubber
  • A sharpener 
  • Scientific calculator e.g. Casio. Click here for an example
  • Helix Oxford mathematical set: Click here for an example