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30/03/21

Congratulations to our Typing Superstars for the Spring Term! https://t.co/0EWhlCnRjd

29/03/21

Looking for some fun Science experiments to carry out this Easter holiday? There are some great ideas in this activity pack> https://t.co/sNz94ImKvh

29/03/21

We would like to say a big Congratulations to Natalie in Year 8 for winning the Faculty Dance Competition! A very well done to everyone that took part, it was a tough one to judge as there were some truly expressive and engaging pieces! https://t.co/YPVMSbzg6T https://t.co/AeKBZJbTJG

25/03/21

Our final Year 5 Masterclass this evening was Art with Miss Dixon. Pupils created some really lovely Loui Jover style portraits, we are looking forward to seeing the final pieces! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/jIX1kFUptU

23/03/21

Absolutely fantastic Year 5 Music & Drama Masterclass this evening with Mrs Powell. Thank you to all those that joined us and for taking part 🎭 Our final Art masterclass is on Thursday this week, you can sign up here > https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/5Q5yJYp1VA

23/03/21

Today we took part in a one minute silence on this National Day of Reflection. Marking the anniversary of the UK's first lockdown and thinking of all those who have been lost, lost loved ones and those who continue to be affected https://t.co/YYliWBZnD2

22/03/21

8C have been mastering portraits this afternoon in their art lesson, specifically looking at proportions of the facial features https://t.co/CDfOGiZTQm

18/03/21

We really enjoyed Miss King's Year 5 Dance Masterclass last night! Pupils had a lesson in Street Dance and did a fantastic job learning a routine. There are 2 masterclasses left before Easter, register here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/gDCfd33gBn

15/03/21

In Year 10 Science this morning, students have been investigating how surface area affects the rate of reaction. When the powder is clumped together it cannot catch fire but when it is poured the surface area is higher, creating a faster reaction https://t.co/eMExZcv3qX

12/03/21

Are you interested in becoming a teacher at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'ZOOM into Teacher Training' event to find out more about how we can support you on your journey to teach! https://t.co/ccyp1UOjLY

10/03/21

Our Year 5 English Masterclass was fantastic this afternoon, looking at conventions in fairytales. It was great to see pupils so engaged in the lesson 😊 Next week is dance! Register your place: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/yvpuWRwoIT

05/03/21

We were delighted at the number of Y9 students that took part in our Take Your Child to Work Day for . Sticking to national guidelines, students worked from home with a family member or, if they were able to, spent the day at a workplace. Maddie has been window cleaning! https://t.co/gMdsJRfO4Z

05/03/21

We have been supporting with a number of engaging activities for all our students. Find out what they have been up to here: https://t.co/fV9KC71mge https://t.co/NTfDNYVom5

04/03/21

For this week's Science club at home: 'How can you prevent a gummy bear from swelling when in water?' Try this investigation out to find out how and send your results to media.org https://t.co/bEwhyo8kck

04/03/21

Today, for , teachers had great fun in dressing up as book characters and creating a Jackanory style rendition of 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/CljWCAwfdF https://t.co/SJzWWtp4nu

03/03/21

"I am definitely coming to this school!" Our next Explore Aureus Masterclass is English, taking place on Wednesday 10th March. Sign up here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My

03/03/21

We were delighted to welcome Year 5 pupils to our virtual Explore Aureus Science Masterclass this afternoon, giving them a taste of a lesson at our school. It was great to see so many budding scientists at the class, thank you for joining us! https://t.co/M8pXIa4uec

02/03/21

A fantastic resource for parents and carers on https://t.co/WDALFH1bnb

01/03/21

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 5 Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April. Join us to find out how you can reach your full potential Register your place today via https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/wlNHZbAEbv

01/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation. Schools receive this additional funding for those students who fall within the below categories or have done so at any time within the last six years:

  • those who qualify for free school meals
  • are receiving a child pension from the Ministry of Defence 
  • are a looked after child
  • are adopted from care or have entered into special guardianship
  • have a residence order
  • children from the families of services personnel (at any stage in the last four years)

It is allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged students of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers across the country

Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged student and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible students. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.
Tier 1: supporting training and continuous development to improve the quality of all teaching
Tier 2: targeting support for disadvantaged students through evidence-based interventions
Tier 3: supporting whole-school strategies to improve attendance, behaviour and readiness to learn
Tier4: supporting strategies that develop learning outside of the classroom to promote the development of the whole student

A longer term strategy
From September 2019 schools are encouraged to include a reference to a multi-year strategy that outlines how the school aims to address the needs of Pupil Premium students across all age ranges at the school. This will help school leaders to:

  • take a longer view of the support the grant will provide as students pass through the school
  • align their plans with the wider school improvement strategy

GLF’s Aspiration for All students to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged students is part of our commitment to help all students achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • all students to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects
  • all students to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • all students to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Pupil Premium Strategy at Aureus School
Pupil Premium funding at Aureus School is used primarily to address the following priorities:

  • To support improved attendance for students who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria.
  • To ensure students benefit from effective teaching through strong teachers.
  • To support the development of beginning teachers through bespoke CPD
  • To support the enrichment opportunities for students who meet the Pupil Premium criteria.
  • To narrow the attainment gap between PP and Non PP students when compared to National Data.

How Can You Access the Pupil Premium Funding at Aureus School?
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium support that you contact Mr. Ali for more information. 

Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities will be considered by the Headteacher - please contact the school’s Pupil Premium Lead, Mr Ali: A.Ali@AureusSchool.org 

To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here.

Year 7 Catch Up reporting has been superseded by the Universal Catch Up Fund due to Covid-19. See below for more information.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement & Y7 Catch Up Funding


Universal Catch-Up Fund

As a school, we have received funding equivalent to £80 per student for the 2020/21 academic year. The government intention is that the funding is spent to achieve the goal of “schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible” following the period of remote learning between March and July. We have the flexibility to spend this additional money in a way that best meets individual contexts and circumstances but there is a recognition that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit by the disruption to their education. As such, intervention strategies will target these students specifically.

We are accountable for ensuring the money is spent wisely, based on a clear assessment of need and has a demonstrable impact on addressing learning gaps or pastoral concerns. The effectiveness of the use of funds will be scrutinised by the School Strategy Board (SSB) and GLF Trustees.

In consultation with the other secondary schools within the GLF multi-academy trust, we have produced a plan which documents how we intend to spend the universal catch-up fund, a copy of which can be accessed below.

Click here to view the Universal Catch-Up Plan