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18/01/21

Banksy, Hawking and Malala you have been challenged! Your first faculty challenge this term is a Toaster Trick Shot challenge (please remember to unplug the toaster first!) Have you got what it takes? Please send your photos and/or video to your coach. https://t.co/iKswmIRMlg

18/01/21

Take part in Mr Hayden's 30-day fitness challenge! Starting today, live at 11am every weekday on Google Meet, Mr Hayden will be taking part in the exercises in this timetable. Who can complete the 30 days, we can't wait to find out! https://t.co/lmeRGGYKE7

15/01/21

A great photo of Emily in Year 9 training her flexibility for GCSE Dance. Well done Emily! https://t.co/tNvvBNtFQ0

15/01/21

Come and assist the Head of Mathematics enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum! We are seeking an innovative maths teacher to join us in September 2021 as Second in Maths. Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/DIoxUywKYu

14/01/21

Miss King is really impressed with the engagement of Aureus students learning to dance online! If you want to take part in some great online tutorials, take a look at https://t.co/l0uco5pJBv Please share any photos/videos to media.org

14/01/21

Send a photo of your Science at Home experiment to media.org

14/01/21

Or for budding engineers, can you make your own cardboard chair? https://t.co/T4lLrH9T0G

14/01/21

Science at Home: Can you stand on a paper cup? Here is a link on how to take part in this challenge: https://t.co/TLxKm0RuM5

12/01/21

As part of our programme this year and inspired by the , we are celebrating virtually and we would like all students to focus on this year’s theme of shining a light in darkness. Send your entries to coaches by 25th January! https://t.co/ZzYQ7M9ofJ

07/01/21

Are you a PE teacher looking to progress? As Head of PE you will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/1M1HP4m2rA

07/01/21

Retweeted From Didcot Train

With the recent Government announcement's, we're going into the new year running most of our provisions online this week. 2021 might not be treating all of us too nicely so far but let's not let it get the better of us!! 🌤 Sending you all our very best wishes for the year🌈 https://t.co/raK3wWNSVy

05/01/21

We are really looking forward to seeing you all back on Google Classroom at 8.30am tomorrow for coaching time. There will be an assembly this week on our value of courage to start off 2021 ☺

28/12/20

We are recruiting! We have some exciting opportunities to join us in 2021. If you would like to join our vibrant and dynamic team, find out more here - https://t.co/f6Ohwbxdci https://t.co/YsSPrn2Iud

25/12/20

would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to seeing you in 2021. https://t.co/hl5mnRqwsr

17/12/20

Super proud of our Years 7 & 8 students today for completing their event, raising over £3,000 for 🎉 Thank you to all those that sponsored them, supporting this amazing charity https://t.co/l64oVq4tvo https://t.co/eFnnWc0oqb

17/12/20

A useful Covid-19 Response Guide for parents and carers during the Christmas holidays. https://t.co/xCofpENAIF

16/12/20

Year 9 have been discussing who they believe should be held accountable for the Holocaust as part of their GCSE focus day today https://t.co/O7ghUeXfMb

16/12/20

Our Year 9 Geographers were mapping out the life of a river from the source to the mouth on the desks in their GCSE Focus Day https://t.co/zMtqPByTRr

16/12/20

Year 8 students became entrepreneurs for the day, on the topic of Biomimicry. They worked in teams to think of a problem to solve and finalised a product idea which they later pitched to the investors. There were some really inspiring and creative ideas! https://t.co/lSraNXm2UV

16/12/20

Y7 became forensic scientists in our first day of the year today in an attempt to find out who stole the skeleton from the prep room! They analysed fingerprints, did some chromatography and extracted DNA https://t.co/mClOssg0Sa

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils.

The school receives the following levels of Pupil Premium Grant for each student:
Pupil Premium Grant (Ever 6) = £955
Service children = £310
Looked after Children = £1900
Adopted from care or Special Guardianship or Residence order = £1900

It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools are held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.

To find out more about the support the Department for Education offers children and young adults, click here.

GLF Schools’ Aspiration for all children 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 pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • All children 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 children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Aureus School’s Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium funding at Aureus School is used to raise the attainment of students in English and Maths as well as supporting the students holistically. 38% of our children are entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We will regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we will plan our priorities for the year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.

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. A. 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