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17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

13/07/20

Are you all itching to find out which faculty won the Virtual Sports Day? Find out here! https://t.co/7LGfGVRmtS 🏆

10/07/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

10/07/20

Well done to all those that took part today. We will now total up all of the points and reveal the winning faculty on Monday! https://t.co/Nu5SjwcZGC

10/07/20

Thank you Amber for sending these photos of you taking part in our Virtual Sports Day today, great work on the standing long jump and bottle flip tasks. https://t.co/oeJcA5Nc9I

10/07/20

Zoe taking part in Skill Test 2, the one foot balance. https://t.co/9HPPBMHQ8z

10/07/20

Bradley in Year 7 taking part in Task 4 - Speed Bounce for our Virtual Sports Day, great work! https://t.co/84mlbvTLVs

10/07/20

Charlie in Year 7 taking part in the plank challenge for our Virtual Sports Day this morning, well done Charlie! https://t.co/hn628HOXzd

10/07/20

We hope you are all enjoying our Virtual Sports Day so far! The weather has been kind so it's a great opportunity to get some fresh air! Here is Clayton showing us his standing long jump skills for Task 2! https://t.co/OctebFgCvX

09/07/20

and an amazing vortex in a bottle! https://t.co/2vBygoNGMM

09/07/20

Dancing raisins in a glass! https://t.co/UKuQJbq1Yg

09/07/20

Year 8 have been working hard on Science challenges from the . There is a an amazing range of challenges completed by Year 8, Well done everyone! https://t.co/AKerFpbja7

08/07/20

This is a fantastic free virtual event to take part in next Tuesday 14th July https://t.co/XGlHI364DR

06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

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 weaker learners. 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 Most Able students?
At Aureus, the Most Able are identified using a mixture of this 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 xtended 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 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.

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 (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.

Documents

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Aureus Scholars KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download