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21/10/20

We were delighted to award our first set of achievement badges this term. Read more here: https://t.co/Um0T4dTPuI https://t.co/G6Ty4WZR8c

21/10/20

Our students learn together and grow together - we are the only 11-16 co-ed school in Didcot and are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/3hfzOGMuT2

21/10/20

Free Python training available for adults and students! This highly recommended day of FREE interactive training is delivered by coding experts in a way that's easy to understand regardless of background and level of knowledge - for more information go to https://t.co/OPpRQEPn2K

20/10/20

Joining a new school is exciting and challenging. We work closely with partner schools, parents and carers to create a smooth transition, ensuring that students are fully prepared to begin their journey. https://t.co/ltb9Pot6Xx https://t.co/1nn3ltO1Nx

19/10/20

Our scholars programme ensures our students are ready for post-16 studies and have a pathway to Russell Group of Oxbridge Universities or vocational and technical opportunities. https://t.co/ijOlPgeMbq https://t.co/Xk5ciRcicy

16/10/20

We are proud to be taking part in the UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme, improving the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust. https://t.co/4IBbRmaEQM https://t.co/bqFPKvq60S

15/10/20

We are a values-based school. We believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens. https://t.co/iTS4Ak4n8l https://t.co/CTy11TpAif

15/10/20

The leadership team are thanking all staff today with a coffee and KitKat delivery in these wonderful travel mugs kindly donated by https://t.co/S1kyU7yoTI

13/10/20

What age can my child start social networking? This is a very useful guide to the age limits for the various social media platforms: https://t.co/rA2zq3ZHcI https://t.co/91Gp29coV2

13/10/20

9A are learning to conjugate regular AR verbs in the present tense using a board game in Spanish today, making it fun and interactive! https://t.co/RtN34Ga2gN

12/10/20

Our school is brand new with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring students have the resources and skills they need to achieve great things. https://t.co/zWUcIreZ9o https://t.co/HWybNXnVLL

12/10/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

12/10/20

Calling all Y10's, exciting opportunities to have an insight regarding STEM careers in and around Oxford. Sign up by 14th October and be part of a virtual experience during October half term. https://t.co/hmdpCq8BAa

10/10/20

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

09/10/20

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Sign up with GLF! https://t.co/pCKnh3R6bI https://t.co/N0Cx8CNP9b

08/10/20

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

07/10/20

Our Year 10's Drama students are developing their devised pieces for component one of their GCSE course; exploring 4 different stimuli and choosing one to base their drama on. https://t.co/JwA2QUNsym

07/10/20

As a STEAM specialist school, we collaborate with local science hubs and offer dedicated STEAM days throughout the year, creating opportunities for all our learners. https://t.co/3LbSWiw48d https://t.co/urCecyVGTJ

07/10/20

Combining Biology and Art - get creative and take part in the BioArtAttack competition! https://t.co/kFJn3yzZaD

06/10/20

We offer an ambitious curriculum so that students can gain experience in a range of subjects and to enable them to achieve greatness. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/Z8bJAADbat

Cyber Safety

Technology is a large part of children's lives at home and at school from an early age. At Aureus, our students have access to technology that they use in all areas of the curriculum including: interactive white boards, video walls, PCs and Google Chromebooks. We will educate our community on how to stay safe online throughout the year and across our curriculum.

Internet Safety

It is always good to be cautious while on the Internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing:

  • Be careful about what you put on the web.
  • It is on there forever and can be used to trace back to you at any time.
  • Keep track of who you interact with on the internet.
  • Some people may not be who they seem to be.
  • Know that privacy is just an illusion.
  • Even personal information on social networks can be easily recovered by anyone.
  • Do not open any links in emails or chat rooms that look suspicious or unfamiliar.
  • Never open any strange files that your computer may have downloaded from an email or a website.

Cyber Bullying

Whether it is posting public pictures, social statuses, or personal messages, cyber bullying takes many forms. The most popular cyber bullying tactics are:

  • Flaming
  • Harrassment
  • Denigration
  • Impersonation
  • Outing
  • Trickery
  • Exclusion
  • Cyber Stalking


Identity Theft

While there are many ways for your identity to get stolen, the easiest way to become a victim of identity theft is by sharing personal information over the Internet. If you are not careful, criminals could steal your identity by finding any of the following:

  • Bank details
  • Personal identification
  • Passwords

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. It is considered as academic dishonesty and a breach of ethics. Is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even exclusion depending on the extent of the breach.
Examples:

  • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks.
  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
  • Claiming someone else's work as your own.
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit.
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit.
  • Having the majority of your work come from a specific source, whether you give credit or not.
  • Misplacing a citation in your work.

Computer Viruses

Always be careful when downloading files off of the internet and make sure you are downloading files from a trusted source. Viruses must be executed to have any effect on your computer, so there are a couple of file types that have no chance of containing a virus. These files are predominantly sound, image, and text file types.

Parental Support

If you would like to learn more about keeping your child safe online at home, please see the websites below:

BBC Own It A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online.
Childnet A registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people.
Digizen This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
National Online Safety Useful guides for social media apps and platforms.
NSPCC The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.
UK Safer Internet Centre UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.
Thinkuknow Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.


To report online abuse or if you are worried about how someone has been communicating online, please visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

If you have concerns regarding e-safety please follow this link:

www.oscb.org.uk/e-safety