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25/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Also a chameleon is very relevant.🦎 We use Charlie Chameleon's scale to gauge how we are feeling, do some 'happy tapping' with Mia & Charlie & voila the scale changes in minutes to positive numbers, gently dissolving the stress, anxiety or fear 🌟🦎🐵🌟 https://t.co/Dcq8imyY4I

25/04/18

Retweeted From GenderEqualityCharter

You can spot GEC schools a mile off! Great work https://t.co/VDlqNirY4D

25/04/18

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

How/can we preserving the Early Excitement of and the CREATIVITY of Primary when moving to secondary school. showed how it can be done at our event Great blog here: https://t.co/t9O0GFOURM HT: CC: https://t.co/RnioBqk8th

25/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Emma how can we get involved ? & Martin George from TES were raving about it to AdamBoddison and I at

25/04/18

Retweeted From #LGBTed

Fact: less than a third of teachers say their headteacher has shown leadership in tackling LGBT+ bullying. We can change this. Come to our launch on 2 June (tickets at https://t.co/KEwXgHbkiV) and let's be the role models we needed when we were at school.

24/04/18

Thanks Kendal 🙏

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

Want to know how schools can timetable for improved staff wellbeing❓Watch this vid feat. & . Filmed by at a recent timetable training day held by the excellent at https://t.co/NYQNPdRfOH

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Army children are Chameleons, they learn how to fit in but when do they learn to be themselves. Thanks for fascinating insight 's & network meeting.

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

From student outcomes to staff retention, here's why . This video was produced at a event at , organised by the fabulous . Big thanks to from for her insight https://t.co/CnOijpUH8f

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

did a great presentation about the benefits of EFT(tapping) in the classroom 's and network meeting #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce tapping, sorry we ran out of time for everyone to have a go...maybe another time :-) Definitely #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Great to see a new account for our neighbouring teaching school

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Tapping for Army/RAF/Navy children (and parents) could be a way forward. Tapping helps to resolve and dissolve any emotional upsets in minutes, from simple friendship issues, stress, anxiety etc Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie & Energy EFT For Teenagers (Amazon). https://t.co/z3Ja1owh5Q

24/04/18

Retweeted From Laura Bainbrigge

Calling all animators! We need you! Our students are keen to get animating!

22/04/18

Retweeted From Paul

Lovely Friday morning on Great Western Park 🌞 https://t.co/VCQGuahlYb

22/04/18

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

The FDC Emerging Designer Awards is dedicated to finding the UK's most outstanding young aspiring fashion and accessory designers, and this is your chance to show a collection of your work in an international Angelman Syndrome Charity Fashion Show in New York! https://t.co/xjhiDzigBZ

22/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Still not signed up for Monday's network meeting ? will be presenting her research on 'the experience of education of the army child' - sign up here: https://t.co/ZI6WDFJq8n

22/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Check out our official opening photos! https://t.co/pgCiuHZVHC

22/04/18

Retweeted From RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success

Come and join and at (thank you ) for the launch (south)! Please RT https://t.co/6ysZHyTU0G

22/04/18

Retweeted From Bansi Kara

Putting Arts at the heart really does make a difference to the most vulnerable children: https://t.co/9P9Lmfn0PW

Posted on: 29/03/2018

Celebrating 200 days at Aureus School

Students and staff at the new Didcot secondary school headed towards the end of term with celebrations marking a major milestone since first opening in September.

The Aureus School held an afternoon of special events yesterday (Tuesday, March 27) to mark 200 days since it opened its doors for the first time. Tours and afternoon tea allowed guests to take a look at the new facilities enjoyed by both the school and the wider community. An original celebration planned to mark the school’s first 100 days had to be postponed due to snow in December.

“We have all been looking forward to our official opening and everyone has worked really hard to contribute to our history which is very much in the making! Our Aureus community are very proud of our school, and everything we have achieved in our first two terms. The students who lead the opening ceremony embody everything we stand for as educators. The feedback from our guests was overwhelmingly positive as they recognised our vision, our values and our forward-thinking approach,” said Executive Headteacher Hannah Wilson.

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Among the 120 invited guests was William Darley, a local resident who found the Aureus gold coins the school is named after, with his metal detector.

The Mayor of Didcot Jackie Billington, councillors Nick Hards and Reg White and the Chief Executive Officer of GLF Schools, Jon Chaloner, also took part in the celebrations.

Aureus School student council members Natalie Orpin, Malik Bendardaf, Edward Smith, Oli Alison, Sameera Jeetun, Lillie Martin and Harry James also gave speeches about their ‘Magic Moments’ at ‘Glorious Aureus’ during the event.

The school opened with its first intake of Year 7 students and will continue to grow in numbers each year with 240 expected in 2018. It was commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council and has been designated a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) but has become a STEAM school to reflect that the Arts at the Heart of their culture and ethos. Since opening the school has already engaged in a number of collaborative partnerships with local artists to create installations for the impressive building.

“We believe that the arts are an integral part of the holistic development of the whole child,” said Ms Wilson, who added that Tuesday’s guests had been impressed by the school.

The Thrive and Sensory Rooms were officially opened as part of the opening ceremony by Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of the Values based Education movement.

Dr Hawkes, a former Oxfordshire Headteacher commented: “I was so moved to be there and to experience the energy and creativity that you have established at Aureus.  I am proud to name it as an example of how the profession can develop a values-based school”.

The school, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, has an artist in residence, a community art gallery, art therapy room and holds termly creativity days and weekly STEAM careers assemblies. The school’s values- led culture and ethos includes a ‘family dining’ experience for students.

“Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, values-based education and a wellbeing programme that develops mindfulness strategies,” said Ms Wilson, who is also executive head teacher of the new Aureus Primary School which is due to open for pupils in September.


Sent on behalf of Aureus School and Barking Dog Media. For more information contact barkingdogmedia@gmail.com, @barkingdogmedia www.barkingmedia.co.uk  or call 07754 271086. 

Click here to view our photos from the event