Senior Leadership Team
Ms Julie Hunter, Headteacher
Ms Hunter was appointed as Headteacher in 2019, having joined Aureus School as the Founding Deputy Headteacher in 2017. Julie has over 20 years teaching experience in various comprehensive schools across the South West of England. She is a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, specialising in German. Outside of school Julie can be found walking the Cotswold Way with her Weimaraner.
Mr John O’Regan, Deputy Headteacher
Mr O'Regan joined Aureus School as Deputy Headteacher in January 2020, having been an Assistant Headteacher at Gosford Hill School, Kidlington. John is responsible for Curriculum and Assessment and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. He currently teaches History and Business Studies. Outside of school, John loves following Spurs and in the school holidays travelling with his family in their motorhome.
Mr Amjad Ali, Assistant Headteacher
Mr Ali joined Aureus School as one of the founding members of the leadership team. He has led on Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and overseen the development of Teaching and Learning. He currently works as the school Raising Standard’s Lead. Amjad work’s for Aureus four days a week, the other day of the week he works for himself providing CPD and training to teachers across the United Kingdom. Outside of school Amjad is a keen sportsman and plays Cricket in the Berkshire Premier Division.
Mrs Hannah Powell, Assistant Headteacher
Hannah joined Aureus as a Lead Practitioner for Music three years ago. Hannah still holds this role now, but is also Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning. She worked as a Head of Performing Arts for 10 years in London and most recently in Oxford. Away from school Hannah sings in two different bands and spends her time with her three year old pretending to be a superhero.
Mr Drew Morris, Assistant Headteacher
Drew was appointed as Assistant Headteacher 2018 in charge of transition. In 2019 his responsibility changed to Behaviour and Attitudes. Drew is a Drama teacher and trained as a professional actor. Previously, he worked for 9 years at Larkmead school in Abingdon where his roles included Head of Drama, Head of Faculty and Head of Year. Outside of school Drew enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and badminton, theatre and developing his artistic skills in drawing and painting.
Ms Carolyn Saul, Assistant Headteacher
Ms Saul joined Aureus in January 2019, having been a Senior Teacher at another secondary school within the GLF family. Carolyn is a teacher of Physical Education and PSHE. Outside of school, Carolyn enjoys both playing and watching a variety of sports and is a snow sports enthusiast enjoying regular visits to Tamworth snowdome with her family.