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25/05/20

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our growing SEND and Inclusion Team . Find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply online: https://t.co/0AWVGuWFLv

23/05/20

Eid Mubarak to our community celebrating this weekend 🎉 We wish you peace, happiness and prosperity to all https://t.co/wWZuJFQs6G

22/05/20

We would like to share with you these wonderful new scoreboards which are now displayed in our hall! The scores have been updated today...congratulations to Hawking Faculty once again for leading the way with positive points! Have a restful half term everyone! https://t.co/sKJzH9IAJn

22/05/20

We have some exciting opportunities to join our team 🔶 Teacher of English (maternity cover) 🔶 Teaching Assistant 🔶 Cover Supervisor For more information about these roles and to apply online, visit https://t.co/1Z85MK1Mo6

22/05/20

At Home Science Club! Can you make a slice of lemon rise in a glass? Have an adult help you with this one. Can you explain why the lemon rises? Here is a YouTube video to help: https://t.co/s7hsGQUZXo As always, send your clips/photo to media.org https://t.co/dZQk2ouNVV

21/05/20

Retweeted From Heads Together

📺COMING SOON to - 'Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health’ – a brand new documentary following our campaign with and the . On BBC One and from 20:05 on Thursday 28th May. | | Sporting Chance https://t.co/rEETfLrwKl

21/05/20

We are blown away with this amazing anime artwork that Year 8 student Kaylum has been producing at school. Absolutely fantastic! https://t.co/fM91CQG2UI

21/05/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's cool to be kind 😊💖 In support of the theme for , we're sharing 14 ways you can show kindness online this . Be positive, be caring, be kind. >> https://t.co/QLwwJMHlEH https://t.co/baFtVBICOF

20/05/20

Year 8 student Chloe took part in Ms Baker's Science challenge this week, using the concept of density to create a rainbow in a glass! Great results, well done! https://t.co/PISVPRZotf

20/05/20

Today is National Thank a Teacher Day! Why not share your message of thanks with a video message or a picture https://t.co/s4bnarFNHE https://t.co/j7qK8ViHk4

20/05/20

Retweeted From Raspberry Pi

Hey parents! This week we're keeping your kids occupied with free code-along videos for them to make entertaining projects 🎨🕹️🗺️ 👉 https://t.co/REn1LzIEXx And on Wednesday at 2pm UK time, we're streaming another LIVE code-along session! https://t.co/8I31rVu0oO

19/05/20

How has your teacher helped you in these difficult times – let us know with a special thank you message that we can share on May 20th - National Thank A Teacher Day? https://t.co/wlp1xRN4Gx https://t.co/vjhQ4wXdpi

18/05/20

Mr Morris, Mrs Powell and Ms Saul would like to launch the next cross-faculty challenge for you this afternoon! https://t.co/qGq8XFgvaM

18/05/20

Mr Ali has a challenge for you! https://t.co/m7cQsMu9iM

18/05/20

Have you watched Ms Hunter's assembly this morning? You can view it here: https://t.co/S1PBAnphMi

18/05/20

Linking to this week's faculty challenge, check out these 50 films to see by age 15! https://t.co/xRfJKFoQ0a

17/05/20

Today is World Baking Day! What will you be baking today? Can you share your favourite recipe for our Aureus Lockdown Cookbook and help us to raise money for the Didcot Food Bank. Fill in our Google Form here - https://t.co/SOm3dQskBo https://t.co/ZXsEAjss8Y

15/05/20

At Home Science Club! We hope your Geodes are working well and you had fun with the Science milk art. This week, can you make a diver? As always, send a photo of your creation to media.org https://t.co/cUN8nZrdbD

15/05/20

On May 4th, as an additional task in their PE lesson, students took part in a competition to draw the characters from the Star Wars films. Congratulations to these 3 students for their winning entries! https://t.co/R5NWLK4gxj

Awards

Quality markValues-based Education

The Values Education Quality Mark is a validation of a school’s exceptional practice through Values Education. Recognition is given through the award of the unique Values Education logo by the International Values Education Trust (IVET).

What does the Quality Mark validate?

  • It acknowledges and celebrates outstanding practice as a values-based school or setting
  • It recognises the school’s commitment to high aspirations and to its culture of continuous improvement
  • It values the hard work that all staff engage in on a daily basis
  • It provides recognition of success to parents and the local community
  • It demonstrates the commitment to National Curriculum and OFSTED requirements to the provision for Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural education, Personal Social, Health and Relationships education, British Values and the development of Character in education

Aureus School officially became a Values-based School in June following our VBE Audit. Dr Neil Hawkes and Jane Hawkes spent a day with us auditing our provision.

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Rights respecting schoolUnicef Rights Respecting School

We are a Rights Respecting School with students understanding that we follow the United Nations Children's Rights.

All students learn more about their rights and the fact that children around the world have rights also. These rights work alongside our values work. Students learn about being world ready in our Global Citizenship lessons and how they can pledge to make sure that other children have the same rights we have at Aureus School.

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Educate and Celebrate

Aureus School Bronze AwardWe are delighted to be working with 'Educate & Celebrate', who are experts in transforming schools and organisations into LGBT+ Friendly places.

Educate and Celebrate is an OFSTED and Department for Education recognised award programme that allows staff and students alike to ensure that their school is an inclusive space for all LGBTQ+ people. This programme allows the school to embed school-wide strategies to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, as well as developing an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum. Leading staff are trained in implementing these strategies in school and providing support for students.

At Aureus, we also have a 'Pride Youth Network' - a group of students who are able to develop skills key to their school career and beyond, such as the ability to work respectfully in a team, build confidence in working in a group and voicing their opinion in a diplomatic way as the award supports the students in making a change to their school community and beyond. 

  • Aureus is a safe environment for staff, students, governors and parents to thrive and achieve, enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.
  • We have a zero-tolerance approach to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language, which our Pride Youth Network is leading a campaign against.
  • We are committed to increasing visibility in our community around Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
  • Our approach is preventative, proactive and accessible to all.
  • We believe that every conversation is important to move forward with breaking down the barriers to LGBT+ Inclusion.

Our Educate and Celebrate Coordinator, is Ms Costar. If you would like further information or advice, please email b.costar@aureusschool.org

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Music Mark

Music mark hub partnerWe have been recognised by Music Mark and are a hub partner member; supporting and encouraging music and working in partnership with our local hubs to deliver high quality music education.


Carneigie Mental Health in Schools

Mental Health Gold AwardIn 2019, we became the first school in Oxfordshire to receive a gold award for dealing with the mental health of both pupils and staff.

We were among only six secondary schools in the whole country to be awarded the Gold status of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence is part of Leeds Beckett University and makes gold, silver and bronze awards to schools signed-up to its programme.

It is designed to “strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system and each award status lasts for three years”.

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