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21/10/18

What a journey our colleagues have been on in Banbury. Well done to everyone involved. 👏 https://t.co/TVx5tyhB2X

19/10/18

Thanks for coming to nurture our staff 🙌🏼

19/10/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

A pleasure to “Just Relax” you this afternoon. I hope you all get some relax time this half term- well deserved! Thank you especially https://t.co/XbXrQbglJe

19/10/18

Team Aureus & Team collaborating with on a Road Safety campaign to slow down drivers on the Great Western Park https://t.co/CZEFY65RLc

19/10/18

Happy half-term to our hardworking community. The staff have worked tirelessly to start our 2nd year smoothly. Our students continue to strive to be Aureus Ambassadors. You have all earned a week’s rest. Remember to be Ready, Respectful & Safe. Enjoy the break! See you on 29/10. https://t.co/KBNArVmJd9

19/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Excellent Values-based Education Oxfordshire network meeting . Lots of sharing of excellent practice about how to embed values and support emotional and mental health. https://t.co/QFyxw38g4L

19/10/18

Retweeted From Dr Neil Hawkes

Great to be meeting at excellent Leading the way in secondary school values work. https://t.co/KisnzILK6w

19/10/18

Retweeted From GEMS Didcot Primary

Last term, some of our students worked with artist Rachel Barbaresi to design some road safety posters urging drivers to slow down on Great Western Park. Some of the children took part in a photo shoot today to display their work. A powerful message.... https://t.co/q2gnwnH699

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Poppies https://t.co/rLGNtbHloX

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daffodils https://t.co/MNTfPTlQHa

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daisies https://t.co/OwniZZ1hob

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daffodils https://t.co/97heuKOdYU

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you to our amazing site team. The behind the scenes preparation including the cleaning, the tidying, the building, the litter picking, the catering, the admin and the support staff make our school what it is. https://t.co/Dgc1OKrjB5

17/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Would anyone be interested in doing a 5-10 minute presentation on the 5th?

17/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/V3M5SzYdr7

17/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Free online training https://t.co/XosC03xh3X

15/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

kicking off our Digital Skills curriculum workshop at https://t.co/QB442bOWpi

15/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

We're looking for the next young musical star in Oxfordshire! 18/10/18 - , OX11 6FF (4:45PM-7PM) 31/10.18 - , OX28 1DX (4:30PM-7PM) No pre-registration, simply turn up on the day! Entrance is £3 per individual or £5 per group. https://t.co/BVIQ8skJ1U

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

we would love the meditation pod for

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We would love to connect re our school in Oxfordshire. re a collaborative business partnership

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