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09/12/18

We are looking forward to start of term training with from & - a great way to start 2019. Our 4th term at Aureus & our 2nd term at Aureus Primary. https://t.co/PvyahkegS9

09/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We are hosting another in the spring. The focus is on reducing workload. Please DM them and not me if you have innovative ideas, tools and resources you could showcase to delegates https://t.co/BC8Xv9ACai

08/12/18

Retweeted From City of Oxford

From Saturday 5 January we will be running the National Fashion and Business Saturday Club at our college! This course is free for young people aged 13-16 and all course materials, equipment and trips are covered by us! Visit our website to enrol today! https://t.co/yPiP5sq3Ie https://t.co/2JYiwrEg7X

08/12/18

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle ☘️

love this pic of Jeff and the this morning . The rainbow 👌 https://t.co/qmnp289SNa

08/12/18

Retweeted From Kirsty Hewett

Thank you for your brilliant workshop on bold decisions transforming mental health in education https://t.co/8QB4p9p5W6

08/12/18

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle ☘️

Lovely winter Sun this morning for another weekend of football https://t.co/Of68KDDsVs

07/12/18

A hot chocolate out of the rain, what could be better? Congratulations to our winners this week https://t.co/iYwhrepXsF

07/12/18

Retweeted From Good Schools Guide

Kindness counts. "Kindness is the single most important quality that students want in their teacher, according to a survey by TES. Only 9% thought being knowledgeable was important" https://t.co/nPZLmOdztc

05/12/18

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of many schools which is great news for our young people (and families). Thank you!" 2/2

05/12/18

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Great meeting last night discussing whole School MHWB. Thanks to for starting the discussion. This feedback made our morning: "it is encouraging and uplifting to see that a structured and cohesive approach to mental health and wellbeing is the focus 1/2

03/12/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

It's a long run from September to December for those who work in schools. Remember and how your work life balance is each day. Are there things which you would like to do but are not essential? Prioritise where possible. https://t.co/j3nDgx9jH3

03/12/18

Thank you for a comprehensive KS4 curriculum intent briefing tonight talking out Year 8s & their parents/ carers through the maze of preference, FE & HE progression & career pathways. We are on this journey together - let’s embrace the adventure! https://t.co/wKLHfHKBMI

03/12/18

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Day 3- mindful moments really make a difference everyday- washing your hands, washing up or have a soak at the end of the day- and feel the bubbles on your skin, smell, let the stresses and strains of the day wash away. talked about this https://t.co/E8iTfJwR1F

03/12/18

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Out latest newsletter is out. Links to information about engaging in the discussion as well as meeting dates and training info. https://t.co/R5nLIJ7QIF

01/12/18

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Save the date - 23rd July 2019 - our biggest ever Big Day Out with 32 Associates at https://t.co/98Wb5qup2u Tickets available soon - only £99. You're welcome! https://t.co/j0fpz0mWyU

01/12/18

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Fantastic day and the pupils were a credit to the school. We reflected on the day and how it linked with our values of responsibility, integrity, respect, equality, confidence and empathy.

01/12/18

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Want to find out what Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing entails join network to discuss ideas to promote wellbeing at all levels https://t.co/Odgw23mxQu

30/11/18

Congratulations to our winners this week! https://t.co/XSmzk3HYNQ

29/11/18

We were delighted to support the Festival tonight. Patricia & Erin our Snow Queens travelled in style! https://t.co/PnnaCbBiQQ

29/11/18

Thank you & Ms Taylor for a Year 8 trip to Oxford County Court today to explore legal careers. https://t.co/y8ztOtokjK

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. 

View the article on Oxfordshire Guardian here

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