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19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

19/06/19

Some amazing musical instruments created in our REcycled Music workshop https://t.co/hbjI0cibB8

19/06/19

Our Year 8 students have been looking at environmental risks we face on our planet today and researching apps that could help make us greener https://t.co/NZVyiodPa9

19/06/19

REinvent Food...our students have been making bread and butter pudding in this workshop today, inspiring them to reduce food waste https://t.co/sB4raMSWPo

19/06/19

We have been lucky to have Nick Garnett in with Year 7's today building a kinetic coral reef through play https://t.co/khkBrwePLI

19/06/19

Our 3rd day of the year, we have been looking at 'REinvent, REuse, REcycle'. Year 7's have been getting creative with REcycled wind chimes, Reco cultivation and REused sculpture https://t.co/GS8TPhtFWk

19/06/19

We would like to thank all our amazing teachers at today and to congratulate the wonderful Ms Costar for being nominated for the 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award' 🎉 https://t.co/PxV4LA7qGr

18/06/19

We have been working with local businesses today to help develop our careers programme. Thank you all for joining us https://t.co/dBKqPy6KT8

18/06/19

We are growing our wonderful team for our third year and are recruiting for a Teacher of English, Teacher of Science and a Computing Lead Practitioner. Visit https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK to find out more! https://t.co/jMxIcwwgA1

14/06/19

Today our became 🎉 Congratulations to all our winners this week for showing our value Integrity https://t.co/76pBfXagSd

13/06/19

"The PGL trip was SO FUN!! My favourite activity was the climbing wall because I overcame my fear of heights." Read more about our recent PGL trip https://t.co/BsoLqquWT5 #10%braver

12/06/19

Quite a different style to 8A's English lesson this morning, discussing who they feel is to blame for Mrs Alexander's revelation in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" https://t.co/ntWfeu9JyN

12/06/19

Check out "It's a Hard Knock Life" by the wonderful Voices of Aureus https://t.co/eJpCVZ7XJU

12/06/19

Retweeted From Anthony D

A massive thank you to for bringing the amazing, sensational Voices Of Aureus all the way from Didcot Oxford! They sounded incredible! Hope you can be part of our November concert!🎶🎵🎼🎺📹🎻🎹 https://t.co/ZwLiahSFax

12/06/19

We were delighted to be invited to the concert on Monday this week. Read more: https://t.co/o8ZB9JdjEy https://t.co/u5LUbFa1oT

09/06/19

We have had such an amazing time at Osmington Bay So proud of our Year 7's for embodying our Aureus values https://t.co/MDs7BGpflF

09/06/19

Fantastic last day Dragon Boating at the amazing the . We are on our way home now and will update you with our arrival time after we stop for a comfort break at the services https://t.co/iJQBRWJudI

08/06/19

We have turned "I can't" into "I can"! https://t.co/yBZqTBK8fM

08/06/19

Tears on the way up, smiles all the way down 😁 #10%braver https://t.co/OGJQ2aAzFR

08/06/19

PGL Day 2: Today we have been Problem Solving, tackling Jacobs ladder, climbing and orienteering https://t.co/kE7h1qj9E6

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