By

Tim Milner
As we reach the end of the first half term of the academic year, it’s always useful to use this time to reflect on how all things Auseras are progressing. Personally, I love to use it as an opportunity to marvel at the individual development of each student; their questions, discussions, queries and revelations. We...
Sometimes at Auseras, we deliberately plan ‘loose days’; days that have a certain degree of flexibility and open-endedness to them, with just a suggested scaffold to help the students. Today was just such a day. Too much direction, guidance or ‘this comes next’, doesn’t always help our students. Occasional ‘loose’ days are there to encourage...
This week our students have been investigating the issues faced by people with disabilities, who live in our local community. Using a wheel chair, ear defenders and blindfolds, the students attempted to put themselves in a variety of positions that people with disabilities experience every day. Taking in the city from an alternative viewpoint gave...
Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that resonate the most. Stay well, Tim “Less is more.” Ludwig Miles van der Rohn
Ever since our inception, we’ve made more than our fair share of mistakes at Auseras. Not catastrophic, world-ending mistakes. But the little ones that leave a barely susceptible ripple in time. Marginal miscalculations. Baby-sized blunders. Fun-sized foul-ups. And we’re comfortable with this. We have to constantly remind ourselves that we are treading unproven ground. Proud...
Last weekend, like many other people around the world, I tuned-in to watch Emma Raducanu achieve her first grand slam title by winning the US Open. Unbelievably, she is the first qualifier ever to win a grand slam. She is also the first British female to win a grand slam singles title for 44 years....
Today, we took the next step in enabling our students to showcase the very best of themselves. Thanks to the huge generosity of a number of people, our students can now blog, record, photograph, write, design, create, share and communicate to their hearts content, using their new Auseras iPads. And we can’t wait to show...
The end of August brought to fruition our first fundraising campaign; to put an iPad in the hands of each of our students. Despite not hitting our, quite frankly, ludicrous target, we did raise enough to allow us to begin to lease the latest tech. This will undoubtedly take our students’ learning to the next...
If there’s one thing that the last couple of years has shown us, it’s that communication has never been easier. Since February 2020, I’ve personally been involved in several online meetings that simply couldn’t have occurred without an enormous time undertaking by all those involved, not to mention an equally large carbon footprint, to get...
Whilst proudly wearing my Auseras badge throughout the summer break, I’m often asked about its significance. People seem surprised when I tell them that it’s our uniform. Our beautifully crafted badges are there to symbolise a sense of belonging; within the Auseras family. They’re also there so that our students can go about their days...
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