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Primary School Nurturing Hearts & Minds

At Aureus..... we believe in nurturing the hearts and the minds of all learners we provide a holistic education to develop the whole student we offer a positive, lifelong learning environment for our community

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. Benjamin Franklin

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. Benjamin Franklin


Welcome We are delighted to welcome you to the Aureus Primary School, a brand new, state of the art primary school that will be opening on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2018.

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’.

Dedicated and passionate staff, Inclusive learning environment, Dynamic teaching and learning, Creative curriculum and resources, Outstanding leadership at all levels, Thriving children who are healthy and happy.

Our motto: ‘Nurturing Hearts and Minds’ will inspire our children, our staff, our parents and our community partners as we work together to serve the local community.

Our core values: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, will underpin all of our decisions and will connect us with our sibling school who we will work closely with.

Our student wellbeing systems and outdoor learning experience will nurture each of our children so that all can thrive and become confident, articulate and aspirational global citizens: Growth Mindset, Philosophy for Children, Mindfulness and Gratitude Practices will develop the critical thinking, leadership skills and healthy habits necessary for a successful future.

Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, values-based education and a wellbeing programme that will develop mindfulness strategies.

As one of a family of successful GLF Schools, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to support the growth of the Aureus learning

Our specialism: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) will ensure that our curriculum is innovative and creative.

community, including the support of a successful and innovative Teaching School. We will work closely with the team at Aureus School, our sibling school. We look forward to welcoming you to our Aureus Primary School open events. We will organise tours of the primary site as soon as it is possible to do so. Please contact us to express an interest: and follow our social media accounts to find out the latest developments @AureusPrimarySchool. Hannah Wilson Executive Headteacher


Primary School Nurturing Hearts & Minds

Aims & Expectations Aims Aureus Primary School will be an academy within GLF Schools. Founded in Surrey, the Trust has primary and secondary schools across Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and West Sussex.


GLF Schools aims to ensure that: • Every child and student is highly valued and expected to achieve their full potential • All children enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and make excellent progress

All children benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school All children are supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives, making sensible choices whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others.

Expectations At Aureus Primary School the children and the community will be at the heart of the school. GLF Schools has a credible record of opening new schools in recent years. We encourage active and enjoyable learning with high aspirations. The unique character of our schools is based on our belief and determination that children will Grow, Learn and Flourish within the Trust. Achievements will be rewarded and celebrated through assemblies which add value to the curriculum whilst establishing a positive school ethos which develops respect and care for self and others.


“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen, can change the world�. Malala Yousafzai


An inspiring curriculum At Aureus Primary School we are committed to providing warm, caring relationships and stimulating opportunities so that the children are happy and engaged in their new school.

The emphasis will be on teaching through engaging topics where creative learning is linked through exciting and relevant contexts that meet the different interests and needs of all the children.

We believe that children need to become learners for life to reach their full potential and so the curriculum will be key to achieving this.

Teachers and Learning Support Assistants will support the children’s learning using their knowledge and skills to make a difference to every child.

A rich and varied curriculum will provide opportunities for the children to develop skills including Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT as well as History, Geography, Art and Design, Religious Education, PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. Although an academy we will follow the outline of the national curriculum.


Extensive facilities We are in a truly unique and exciting position as we work with Oxfordshire County Council in the design and finish of the building. As a purpose built school the design of the building will be modern, bright and dynamic to facilitate learning in the 21st century. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to extend their independent learning and thinking skills using the appropriate tools and media.


Shared Resources Working closely with our sibling Aureus School will provide our pupils with the opportunities to use specialist resources. With a STEAM specialism (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) we are excited for the cross-phase and cross-curricular possibilities. Aureus School’s sports facilities have attracted partnerships with a ballet school, a stage school and a martial arts academy which Aureus Primary pupils will be able to participate in.


“When educating the minds of our youths, we must not forget to educate their hearts�. Dalai Lama


A collaborative approach to learning Working in partnership with parents and carers is key to successful learning. As the first families to join our school community, you will have the opportunity to help us shape our school and build our school community. We will actively be encouraging parents to be involved with their children’s learning as well as promoting parental involvement in all aspects of school life. Our open door policy will facilitate regular opportunities for informal discussions and there will also be invitations to parents and carers to attend Family Learning events.

We will also encourage parents and carers to join our PTA and help out with the organisation of fundraising and social events. We are looking forward to forging new relationships with parents, carers and the local community.


“Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all�. Aristotle


Primary School Nurturing Hearts & Minds Executive Headteacher: Hannah Wilson Didcot, OX11 6AS 020 8716 4987

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