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24/02/21

Science at home: Choose one of these three experiments or why not have a go at all of them! How do butterflies drink? Why do slugs and snails need slime? Or, Do leaves have different colour pigments? Send us your photos to media.org https://t.co/VsSPtfBU5u

23/02/21

We have some exciting opportunities to join our teaching team . You can find out more about the roles and apply online here: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/AP08j3XDxN

12/02/21

Students took part in activities this week for Safer Internet Day. Read more here> https://t.co/C4MLdyDJ9D

12/02/21

Our annual Spelling Bee took place virtually this week and we are excited to share the winners with you! Find out who won from each year group here> https://t.co/TF5k4U6pCl

12/02/21

Some had real pianos and others used virtual piano’s, the results were fantastic! https://t.co/oLxpVoKid8

12/02/21

Y8 have been studying The Blues this term and were tasked with sending in a video of them playing the walking bass line! Mrs Powell was very impressed! Well done to Isabella and Natalie for playing it in such a short amount of time! https://t.co/2nw3tPQTgF

12/02/21

Have you heard about the BAFTA Awards and BAFTA online game competition? https://t.co/VtiP2WY87o Open to all 10-18 year-olds. Have a go and share your entries with school! https://t.co/V1LdCoDfEx

11/02/21

Here's another activity you could try...can you amaze your family with a toothpick star? https://t.co/xpAjEXm1TS

11/02/21

Thank you for sharing your timelapse Lucy! https://t.co/v102dpk9j4

11/02/21

In Science this week, our year 8 students have been investigating refraction. Great work everyone! https://t.co/OQQl8rIFAR

11/02/21

Science Club at home: Do strawberries have DNA? Why not see for yourself in this weeks Science Club activity! Send your photos/videos to media.org https://t.co/fx4TO1quYd

10/02/21

Students (and teachers!) have been taking part in our Faculty Spelling Bee finals this week, concluding with Year 10 on Friday. We are looking forward to announcing the winners at the end of the week...wish them luck!

09/02/21

Critical thinking is as important as ever during remote learning - Question, evaluate and reflect on the online content you see. See more Top Tips from https://t.co/4B4a1xX6Dc https://t.co/VVG8n7YuTp

09/02/21

“What could you do if someone shared something online which you don’t think is true?” This continue the conversations about online safety by using these resources for parents and carers https://t.co/4gc9iEJXtg https://t.co/q6VHMnKXbg

09/02/21

You receive a direct message from a close friend with a picture of some designer sunglasses that say 50% off and a long link to a website you don’t recognise. What do you do? Test your online safety skills with the quiz from https://t.co/kCJojH5cCT https://t.co/Dh8Dpkij8X

09/02/21

Today is Safer Internet Day and we are working with organisations across the UK to make . Join us and find out more at https://t.co/FT50xEfbGE https://t.co/fGq43phInL

08/02/21

Some more fantastic looking recipes our students have made over the weekend, well done everyone! https://t.co/4R7g0gulgG

05/02/21

We certainly have some impressive bakers here ! Well done to the students in B9MSE for taking part in this weeks faculty challenge, these look amazing! https://t.co/nE6znDuNvR

05/02/21

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

This we are holding a live event with FC to talk about the importance of reliability online. Tune into the UKSIC channel at 1:30pm on the 9th February for your chance to see the team support . https://t.co/Jqogr161J5 https://t.co/YWf2g0ol1P

05/02/21

Jordan in Year 9 has produced this fantastic timeline of medicine in Britain for his History work this week. Well done Jordan! https://t.co/4vyK8xHbUJ

Partnerships

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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UCL Holocaust Education Programme

Beacon LogoWe are proud to be taking part in the University College London Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme for 2020/21.

The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust that students experience during their time at school and to create a platform to disseminate research and inculcate a culture of sharing best practice with other schools within a network to benefit students from a wider reach.

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The PiXL Club

Pixl ClubAureus School is now part of a national network of schools called PiXL (Partners in Excellence). PiXL is a growing partnership of over 3000 schools and education providers. PIXL provides our community with a collaboration of school leaders; access to purposeful conferences and networks of people complemented by online resources, training opportunities and development programmes to support the promotion of excellence for students in the campus. The PiXL Network supports our determination to do all we can to help improve life chances for young people through improved educational achievement and enhanced self-esteem in order to connect them to worthy progression routes in the next stage of their education. PiXL is concerned with offering opportunities for all students to make progress in life on the basis of achieving good results and by developing key life attributes.

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Educate and Celebrate

Aureus School Bronze AwardAt Aureus, we 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 LGBTQ+ Inclusion.

If you have any questions regarding our LGBTQ+ provision, please contact Miss Costar at b.costar@aureusschool.org


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.

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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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