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Aureus 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

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Welcome We are delighted to welcome you to Aureus School, a brand new, state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot in September 2017. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our motto: ‘nurturing hearts and minds’ will inspire our students, our staff, our parents and our community partners as we work together to serve the local community. Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and

the curriculum to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of the school’s learning environment: Dedicated and passionate staff, Inclusive learning environment, Dynamic teaching and learning, Creative curriculum and resources, Outstanding leadership at all levels, Thriving students who are healthy and happy. Our wellbeing systems, personal development offer and extra-curricular activities will nurture each of our students 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.

As one of a family of schools within the successful GLF Schools Multi-Academy Trust, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to support the growth of the Aureus learning community, including the support of a successful and innovative Teaching School. We look forward to welcoming you to Aureus and we encourage you to follow us on our various social media platforms for regular updates. Hannah Wilson Executive Headteacher

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Nurturing Hearts & Minds


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

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Our Ethos Every student is highly valued and expected to achieve their full potential Every student enjoys their learning and is a confident individual and a responsible citizen Every student benefits from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad, balanced curriculum Every student is supported to lead a healthy and active life, embracing each new opportunity


“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world�. Nelson Mandela

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Our Vision Dedicated and passionate staff Inclusive learning environment Dynamic teaching and learning Creative curriculum and resources Outstanding leadership at all levels Thriving students who are healthy and happy


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

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Our Values We are a values-led school, offering a values based education. All of the staff and students at Aureus school strive to embody our community values. Each month we explore one of the 12 values in our assemblies. Each week our students are nominated as values ambassadors. Together we are developing an ethical language. Together we are exploring our place in the world.


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Our Curriculum STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths)

Mindfulness

Computing

Growth mindset

Spanish

Philosophy for children

Performing Arts

Global citizenship


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education�. Martin Luther King Jr

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Our Wellbeing Culture Coaching Groups

Student Voice

PSHE Programme

Vertical tutoring

Wellbeing culture

Rewards Policy

School Council

Family dining experience

Daily Reflection


“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. John Dewey

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Our People Our Staff:

Our Students:

Subject specialists

Confident individuals

Inspiring teachers

Responsible citizens

Strong leaders

Healthy and active young people


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today�. Malcom X

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Our Culture Inclusive ethos

Art Therapy

Innovative practice

Thrive Programme

Community engagement

Sensory Room

Global citizenship

Restorative Practice


“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace”. Confucius

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Our Personal Development School choir

Debating

Martial Arts

Team sports

Coding

Latin

Ballet

Charity partnership

Mindfulness


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

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Our Extra-Curricular Trips All students will capture their life-enriching experiences from Year 7-11 in their Aureus Passport

Year 7 Residential

Language visits

Ski trips

Theatre trips

Universities

Careers talks


“Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere�. Chinese Proverb

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Nurturing Hearts & Minds Executive Headteacher: Hannah Wilson Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6FF 020 8716 4987 info@aureusschool.org www.aureusschool.org

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