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21/10/20

We were delighted to award our first set of achievement badges this term. Read more here: https://t.co/Um0T4dTPuI https://t.co/G6Ty4WZR8c

21/10/20

Our students learn together and grow together - we are the only 11-16 co-ed school in Didcot and are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/3hfzOGMuT2

21/10/20

Free Python training available for adults and students! This highly recommended day of FREE interactive training is delivered by coding experts in a way that's easy to understand regardless of background and level of knowledge - for more information go to https://t.co/OPpRQEPn2K

20/10/20

Joining a new school is exciting and challenging. We work closely with partner schools, parents and carers to create a smooth transition, ensuring that students are fully prepared to begin their journey. https://t.co/ltb9Pot6Xx https://t.co/1nn3ltO1Nx

19/10/20

Our scholars programme ensures our students are ready for post-16 studies and have a pathway to Russell Group of Oxbridge Universities or vocational and technical opportunities. https://t.co/ijOlPgeMbq https://t.co/Xk5ciRcicy

16/10/20

We are proud to be taking part in the UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme, improving the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust. https://t.co/4IBbRmaEQM https://t.co/bqFPKvq60S

15/10/20

We are a values-based school. We believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens. https://t.co/iTS4Ak4n8l https://t.co/CTy11TpAif

15/10/20

The leadership team are thanking all staff today with a coffee and KitKat delivery in these wonderful travel mugs kindly donated by https://t.co/S1kyU7yoTI

13/10/20

What age can my child start social networking? This is a very useful guide to the age limits for the various social media platforms: https://t.co/rA2zq3ZHcI https://t.co/91Gp29coV2

13/10/20

9A are learning to conjugate regular AR verbs in the present tense using a board game in Spanish today, making it fun and interactive! https://t.co/RtN34Ga2gN

12/10/20

Our school is brand new with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring students have the resources and skills they need to achieve great things. https://t.co/zWUcIreZ9o https://t.co/HWybNXnVLL

12/10/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

12/10/20

Calling all Y10's, exciting opportunities to have an insight regarding STEM careers in and around Oxford. Sign up by 14th October and be part of a virtual experience during October half term. https://t.co/hmdpCq8BAa

10/10/20

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

09/10/20

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Sign up with GLF! https://t.co/pCKnh3R6bI https://t.co/N0Cx8CNP9b

08/10/20

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

07/10/20

Our Year 10's Drama students are developing their devised pieces for component one of their GCSE course; exploring 4 different stimuli and choosing one to base their drama on. https://t.co/JwA2QUNsym

07/10/20

As a STEAM specialist school, we collaborate with local science hubs and offer dedicated STEAM days throughout the year, creating opportunities for all our learners. https://t.co/3LbSWiw48d https://t.co/urCecyVGTJ

07/10/20

Combining Biology and Art - get creative and take part in the BioArtAttack competition! https://t.co/kFJn3yzZaD

06/10/20

We offer an ambitious curriculum so that students can gain experience in a range of subjects and to enable them to achieve greatness. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/Z8bJAADbat

Assessment

The aim of assessment and recording is to monitor students' progress towards their target grades and to facilitate effective Assessment for Learning and Differentiation in both planning and delivery of lessons so that students remain on track to achieve their full potential. Assessment data should be used to highlight areas of underperformance so that appropriate strategies can be put into place and also to revise target grades (in both directions) so that they always remain realistic but challenging. Staff at Aureus use key information from Key Stage 2 (KS2) and from internal assessment to ensure that all students, regardless of prior attainment, make excellent progress. Assessment forms an ongoing student profile. Progress towards students' academic and social targets are reviewed during with teachers at Aureus.

At Aureus School, your child is entitled to

  • Regular testing of reading and spelling
  • Close scrutiny of class work
  • Moderation of student work against national standards
  • Tests at regular intervals throughout a subject course
  • Formal examinations prior to the writing of interim reports

In-lesson Assessment

The assessment cycle is simple and one that all teachers at Aureus adhere to. We use assessment data at to improve what is happening in the classroom; to help teachers understand where their students are and where they need to be; to motivate students and allows them to make progress and to inform parents and assist them in supporting their child's education.

In-lesson Assessment

Internal assessments run on a regular cycle at Aureus. These assessments are key points in each half-term. They give teachers a clear picture of the progress their students have made, informing their forward planning. They motivate students, helping them to understand what they have learnt and what they still need to cover. They are the end-point for the different units students are studying in their subjects, providing status and importance to the work that leads up to them and drawing ideas and concepts studied through the half-term together. They provide the content for the reports the academy sends to parents.

Targets:

In Key Stage 3 students are assessed on whether they are on track to  fulfil their potential when they sit their final GCSEs in Year 11. We do not give students their target grades as our focus in KS3 is on students developing good learning habits. If however, students are not on track to fulfil their potential then we may put interventions in place to help support the student, usually in class and occasionally. outside of class. 

In Key Stage 4 student targets are based on Fischer Family Trust, a national education charity who set targets for schools across the country using assessment data from KS2. They are aspirational and communicated to parents at the start of the year and throughout the year through the reporting process. Teachers will also add predicted grades to reports so that parents are kept informed of their child’s progress towards their targets. 

End of Year Examinations:

Students are expected to sit end of year examinations. We believe that summative assessment provides a strong measure of progress and allows students to experience the process of examinations. The information gained from these examinations are reported back to parents and used to ensure that all students are on the correct trajectory for learning and progress. We also complete in class assessments in November which are less formal.

Written Reports:

Parents and carers can expect regular contact about their child's progress at Aureus from staff as we believe that the school-parent partnership is vital in developing effective learners. 

There are two Parent Evenings per year and there are two formal reporting points where parents can expect to be informed about attainment and progress. Parents will receive a hard copy of reports that will include the following information:

Key Stage 3

  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year. 

Each student's attendance data and behaviour data 

  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Learning
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Home Learning 

Key Stage 4

  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year
    A current grade (except for the first report in Year 9)
    A teacher predicted grade (except for the first report in Year 9)
    Their FFT Target Grade
     
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Learning
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Home Learning
  • Each student's attendance data and behaviour data