Head Teacher's Welcome
I am 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.
Oxfordshire County Council are responsible for building our new school and we are working in collaboration with them regarding the exact building design and layout. We will grow to two forms of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils once full, but will open with two Reception Classes and a Nursery provision.
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 motto is to ‘Nurture 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 core values will underpin all of our decisions and will connect us with our sibling school who we will work closely with: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing.
Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, values-based education and a wellbeing programme that will develop mindfulness strategies.
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: 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 student wellbeing systems and outdoor learning experience 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 in the successful GLF Schools, 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 will work closely with the team at Aureus School, our sibling school that is opening on the Great Western Park, with our first cohort of Year 7 students.
We look forward to welcoming you to Aureus School for our Aureus Primary School open events in the Autumn. We will organise tours of the primary site as soon as it is possible to do so. Please contact us to express an interest:
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Executive Headteacher Aureus School & Aureus Primary School