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21/04/19

This term we will hold the Music Festival & Cluster Showcase.

21/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

We are proudly contributing to . This film will be a stimuli for our discussions & learning together. Its theme & the issues depicted sadly as relevant today as they were in 2017. https://t.co/TFMMPCOZyo

20/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Free training on Wednesday 24th April at 4pm. https://t.co/X1aDeCcaQe Book your tickets and come and join us. https://t.co/G7cokd25hW

20/04/19

Retweeted From calliefisher

Yes ⁦⁩ let’s do this 💪🏼 https://t.co/olAwhfgnpF

17/04/19

Retweeted From MJA Consulting

Great day at last week, so great to see all of the Year 7's getting involved in our bridge building competition, there were some fantastic designs, very creative and innovative and great teamwork, well done everybody!

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q5 We have the SDG’s on constant display on our display screens. I have also place each of the goals at appropriate places around the school E.G. Where they throw away food, we have the zero hunger goal right next to it

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q2 We are having a Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April exploring topics that are linked to the SDG’s such as period poverty, global storytelling and holocaust education to name just a few. Year 7 and 8 off timetable exploring these topics.

17/04/19

Retweeted From #TeachSDGs

In an effort to get more educators to engage and empower young people through , , , and have officially launched their slow chat. Jump in anytime! 😁🤓 https://t.co/OlWqAGwtpN

17/04/19

Retweeted From Victor Perton, “That Optimism Man”

"Working with a team of staff who are values-led, child-centred and forward-thinking makes me ." That's what Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA told me! https://t.co/D8zmaOzFfl

17/04/19

Retweeted From Monique Taylor

Why differentiation and a variety of interventions are necessary in schools. One of the many reasons why we have a Nurture Room . https://t.co/5UzLUvlghh

17/04/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

The in Oxfordshire provides a wonderful example of Values-based Education and a school culture that takes full account of the internal worlds of the staff and pupils and what they bring to the educational process as human beings https://t.co/pNQBriiR6P

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

On May 21 we are partnering with to host its one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/hcjjzZbtvc

17/04/19

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This is amazing, please retweet & share are helping hundreds of kids with , bullying and family problems. Let’s get them in every school! https://t.co/UBnSVGmNtg

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to playing a small part in a hugely important day for young people, alongside some wonderful orgs & individuals. Together providing innovative citizenship & safeguarding to inform, inspire & empower.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Looking forward to our Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April Working with some amazing contributors and The finer details of the day will be sent to you soon. https://t.co/In7PlIDdL8

17/04/19

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Really looking forward to visiting the amazing again for their upcoming Global Citizenship Day! https://t.co/eyxjaKsgpe

17/04/19

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

invited to take part in project 9-25 years get a chance to an innovative collection in our Atlanta showcase send an mail to youngdesignerawards.com https://t.co/Ga0L0Fy4xb https://t.co/vF5WMk7vNW RT https://t.co/hE807bns0w

17/04/19

Retweeted From AT The Bus

Well deserved recognition.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Oxford Mail

Oxfordshire schools get national recognition for nurturing mental health https://t.co/STPml8xXDG

17/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

Are you coming or wot? This is going to be super aces. Free CPD you can implement in school immediately, hang out at and spend time with some brilliant people - what's not to like? https://t.co/tZbGse05LU

More Able

Our inclusive ethos enables all children to be challenged in every lesson in every subject. We believe that challenge and support just as important for more able as for weaker learners. We build on prior attainment and develop mastery in order to build confidence and depth of understanding in high prior attaining students. Within this, we also recognise the need to develop and support high attainers with SEND.

How do we identify Most Able students?
At Aureus, the Most Able and Exceptionally Able students are identified using a three part process:

  1. Analysis of KS2 entry data - if a student has attained a high scaled score in either English and Mathematics or in both Literacy and Mathematics, they are identified as Most Able/High Prior Attainment;
  2. Ongoing attainment/teacher assessment - if students continue to meet and exceed attainment levels appropriate to their age;
  3. Ongoing assessment in subjects outside of the core subjects may lead to Most Able status in a particular subject.

We support the Most Able in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, the following:

In class differentiation
Our quality first teaching pledge applies to students of all abilities. It is an expectation that we will aim high with the content of our curriculum and ensure it is accessible and challenging for all. Lessons will include:    

  • Rich questioning
  • Higher order and abstract thinking (e.g. handling ambiguity and paradox)
  • Problem solving and enquiry
  • Development of advanced language skills, to include accuracy, precision and fluency
  • Independent work and self-study
  • Development of metacognition
  • Transfer of knowledge across disciplines

Extended Learning and Personal Development
With an enormous range of extended learning activities already available, there are plenty of opportunities to develop high attainers’ skills, using cross-curricular disciplines. It may be that photography requires an in depth understanding of Arts, Maths and Physics. It may be that taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival requires a high level of understanding of Literature and the physicality of Drama

Careers Education
We work with external organisations to ensure that students have a clear focus on their destination after Aureus. Professionals from local and national organisations are invited to speak to students on a Friday afternoon to explore their career pathways and explain their roles, particularly in the ‘STEAM’ subject portfolio. Each year we will create opportunities for students to visit or access Higher Education Institutions.

Provision of leadership opportunities
Students are encouraged and supported to participate a number of leadership roles. The Student Council is a position to aspire to and students have to rise to the challenge of representing the student body. Leadership roles may be offered in a range of disciplines - Sport, Design, STEAM and Languages will require different sets of skills.

Most Able Programme
The progress and development of the Most Able students is an ongoing research field at Aureus.  A carefully designed programme of assessment, intervention and evaluation enables staff to ensure that progress is on track for the Most Able. These interventions can take the form of one-to-one progress checks, the completion of a Scholars Passport and regular extra-curricular opportunities for debate and discussion.

Definitions
With the change in national context of how ability is identified, please see below an outline of agreed terminology with definitions from Ofsted.

More Able:  high attaining pupils in pupils in primary schools

Most Able/High Prior Attainment (HPA): high attaining students in secondary school - students whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations

Exceptionally Able:  students who are performing above the Most Able.  Exceptionally able pupils are those who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest academic levels.

Dual Exceptionality:  this is a term for high performing students who also have a complex additional need, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Documents

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Aureus Scholars KS3 Reading List 01st Oct 2018 Download