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08/07/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

It’s not often that deserve a whoop but the new maths guidance thanks to has FINALLY captured actual progression that stands a chance of reducing cognitive load! A step in the right direction.

25/04/20

Retweeted From Mrs Robinson

Couldn’t agree more! 👏 I’ve felt very grateful over the last few weeks. Knowing there was a team taking care of the ‘other’ stuff meant I got to focus all my attention on staff, pupils & families. https://t.co/AXARoWFnNR

26/03/20

Retweeted From claire martin

An amazing effort from everyone at Team Longford- brilliant home learning, stories, videos and postivity. Super proud https://t.co/tO1YUYlonF

24/03/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

BIG UP to our local and friends in Banbury who have switched their factory to making ventilators for https://t.co/hXktGf15Ur

20/03/20

Retweeted From Julia Prague

As a frontline doctor in London - you really really need to take this seriously - it is bad - it is really bad - already - and it’s predicted to be worse by next weekend - too many people really don’t get it yet - stay indoors!! Seriously!

01/03/20

Retweeted From Tamara

I saw an article on this over half-term (maybe yours) and I have now started this at my school! Teachers are grateful and I get to indulge my passion of reading aloud! We shared Pirates love underpants, which even ks2 laughed at and The Twits!

24/02/20

Retweeted From Longford Park School

Very sad to hear about the passing of one of our Heroines, who died today aged 101. A NASA pioneer and gifted mathematician, she paved the way for women and people of colour to be given credibility in the scientific arena. https://t.co/aUf6dMMTCu

29/01/20

Retweeted From claire martin

Really excited about our Bedtime Stories event tomorrow https://t.co/oZsRJ4BXWm

16/01/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

How amazing to have our very own published author! https://t.co/kxpUb32gh9

14/12/19

Retweeted From Claire-Louise West, FCCT

Congratulations Lorraine Infant School! So proud of you all. 💜🙏 https://t.co/CFObGfLeh7

10/12/19

Retweeted From WilliamMorrisBanbury

How’s this for measurable progress! Huge congrats to our year 6s who have had their poems selected for publication in the poetry competition! https://t.co/d38A2E7Tpp

29/09/19

Retweeted From Karen Williams

New GLF school coming to Banbury (Hanwell View). Next open event for prospective parents is Tuesday 1st October at 5pm for 5:15pm presentation. Held at Longford Park School. https://t.co/elXGvdqM4B

19/09/19

An amazing night with parents unpicking the stuff that really matters: teaching and learning! Reducing cognitive load whilst inspiring through ! can’t wait for 2019-2020! https://t.co/lhRj5wpDSU

15/07/19

Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along and supporting our first ever Sports Day! We hope you had as much fun as we did https://t.co/Ra6mf99Vla

08/07/19

Not every school has its own unique handmade coin - but thanks to a creative parent , we do! Thank you to Mike for creating this wonderful piece of art for our school https://t.co/KNMS4LjI8z https://t.co/UpFihXoLR7

05/07/19

This week our Reception children have been really enjoying bug hunting out in our wild area! They have been creating tally charts to show which bugs they have seen most, drawing pictures and writing about them 🐛🦋🐞🐜 https://t.co/HLgqmnqNKB

27/06/19

A reminder that we are closed today for pupils. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! https://t.co/Xf61Nmjwjv

07/06/19

Poppies have been learning and retelling the story "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" this week, with actions too! https://t.co/ZgQSmye0LF

04/06/19

We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy and peaceful Eid! https://t.co/TyZEO0ofQK

Global Values

At Aureus Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. We not only commit to promoting fundamental British Values, but we promote values that we believe are important to any human being anywhere in the world, we promote Global Values.

Being a child and then an adult with a strong set of values is the most important objective for us.  All children, whatever their academic achievement or starting point, are taught to and expected to leave us as polite, confident and articulate members of society who conduct themselves with integrity and pride.

Please visit the curriculum section of our website and read the SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural) curriculum documents for a full overview of how we promote and teach holistically.

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs
  • Aureus Primary School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
  • It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Aureus Primary School is dedicated to preparing children for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its children.
  • The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

We actively promote British values in the following ways:

DEMOCRACY

  • All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils. Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires and pupil surveys.
  • The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as during assemblies and special days. Members of the Pupil Leadership Team are elected through a secret ballot in classrooms.

 


RULE OF LAW

  • Our school follows ‘Our 5 Core Rules’, which are integral to our learning and ethos every day.
  • School rules and expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted.
  • Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.
  • Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and Aureus enjoys visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, etc. to help reinforce this message
  • The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out a zero-tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers.


INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

  • Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. eg. by signing up for extra-curricular clubs.
  • Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices.
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our esafety teaching and PSHE lessons.
  • Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged. A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school governing body has taken an active role in this and the results of a whole-school pupil survey were widely published. The school also operates a robust system of logging incidents.
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. House Captains, Play Leaders, Anti-bullying Ambassadors, Pupil Leadership Team etc.

 

MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS

  • Respect is one of the core values of our school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children.
  • Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Links and visits are promoted with local faith communities and places of worship. E.g. Members of different faiths or religions are invited to school to share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class.
  • Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.
  • Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudiced-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
  • We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected and global dimension work embedded in many of our Creative Curriculum topics. These curriculum topics offer children the chance to reflect on our core values and British values.