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27/01/22

Our GCSE students worked hard this morning during netball, for their practical moderation in PE & Sports Studies. https://t.co/jwcJUl0QgT

27/01/22

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Then why not come and join our growing Inclusion Team to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum. https://t.co/hipCzzMPvA

27/01/22

Join our bank of casual staff as an Exams Invigilator with complete flexibility to work only those exams sessions you are available for. Training provided with £10.48 per hour plus holiday pay. Full details available here: https://t.co/X0iWjEuLKc

27/01/22

Amazing to have over 50 students at football club this week. Preparations for our fixtures next term. https://t.co/CFiSVFMzIa

26/01/22

Pembroke College, Oxford University are zooming in to meet our students to talk about University life, admissions and what to study! https://t.co/ntQlspgK9y

26/01/22

Year 7 students are now meeting their tutor from The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. Today they are being introduced to their topic and the title for their dissertation! Year 11 Prefects are on hand to support. https://t.co/seHO9KcTiB

26/01/22

This morning we launch our involvement in The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. Year 9 students are working with their allocated PHD tutor towards their dissertation piece! https://t.co/qUOm9JdjTb

25/01/22

Aureus School are celebrating on 8th February! Find out how you can also get involved at https://t.co/7otisd7gdb

21/01/22

Our Year 10 GCSE dance students were lucky enough to have a workshop with READ graduate, Grace Hickman, this week. https://t.co/b4gtyzDpCw

17/01/22

On Wednesday 19th January, from 6.00-7.30pm, we will be holding our year 9 Options Evening! We look forward to seeing you there; supporting your child and helping them choose their options for next year. Due to Covid restrictions, only one parent and child is allowed to attend. https://t.co/SUHyqAHjQq

12/01/22

Retweeted From Aureus School

Are you interested in becoming a at either Primary or Secondary level?👩‍🏫 Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan at 6-7pm to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/CfOvyVNKZP https://t.co/pQu8xYM3wV

07/01/22

Retweeted From Kieran Cooke

Welcome back to everyone across . Thank you for all your hard work in enabling young people to continue to learn and develop despite the current challenges

05/01/22

Are you interested in becoming a at either Primary or Secondary level?👩‍🏫 Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan at 6-7pm to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/CfOvyVNKZP https://t.co/pQu8xYM3wV

05/01/22

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14/12/21

Retweeted From GCHQ

The is here! This year, we've set a special series of brainteasers for secondary schools up and down the UK, but everyone can get involved! Download the challenge ➡️ https://t.co/05fNhcVANj

14/12/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan :00-19:00 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! 👨‍🎓 To register click here 👉https://t.co/4IiiDpiJHe https://t.co/QlTyuwxYii

03/12/21

An amazing picture of Aureus covered by a rainbow. Photo taken by our Head of Banksy, Mr Crowe. https://t.co/TqAAJ19pC5

24/11/21

Buckinghamshire New University have been into school today to work with GCSE Dance. They learned a fun new routine whilst focusing on their Musicality, Focus and Characterisation skills https://t.co/dC6K1wySOP

23/11/21

Come and join our Inclusion Team! We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Find out more about the role and apply online via https://t.co/1yeoIL2I9m https://t.co/qUddCvK65d

More Able

Our inclusive ethos enables all children to be challenged in every lesson in every subject. We believe that challenge and support is just as important for more able as for lower prior attainers. We build on prior attainment and develop deep knowledge 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 and who are eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.

How do we identify More Able students?

At Aureus, the More Able are identified using a mixture of this process:

  1. Completion of our internal Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) and/or GL Assessments in English and Mathematics
  2. Analysis of KS2 entry data - if a student has attained a high scaled score in English and Mathematics they are identified as More Able/High Prior Attainers
  3. Ongoing attainment/teacher assessment - if students continue to exceed attainment levels appropriate to their age
  4. Ongoing assessment in subjects outside of the core subjects may lead to More Able status in a particular subject

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

In class differentiation/personalisation
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:

  • Variety of questioning
  • Providing relevant, engaging, learning opportunities and interesting stimuli
  • Higher order and abstract thinking (e.g. handling ambiguity and paradox)
  • Problem solving and enquiry
  • Tier 3 vocabulary explicitly taught and high quality oracy modelled and applied
  • Independent work and self-study
  • Development of metacognitive practices
  • Transfer of knowledge across disciplines
  • Challenge options are flagged up to students using the challenge symbol
  • High quality feedback focused on how to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Reading Lists
  • Signposting opportunities for students to develop their knowledge further through independent study

Extended Learning and Personal Development
With an enormous range of extended learning activities already available, there are plenty of opportunities to develop high prior attainers’ skills, using cross-curricular disciplines. 

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 in assemblies 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.

More Able Programme
The progress and development of the More 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 More Able. These interventions can take the form of one-to-one progress checks, mentoring, the completion of a Scholars Passport (being updated for 2020-2021) and 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.

For further details on how to ensure your child makes progress in line with their expectations, click on the link below

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