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27/01/20

We are extremely excited and very proud that our Voices of Aureus choir have been invited to perform on the main stage at Wembley in the concert on 17th March. Here they are in rehearsal this morning 🙌 https://t.co/QBK2kqbSTy

24/01/20

Exploring the use of movement skills and passing the focus of the audience in Drama this morning. Every single student in 8G has worked extremely hard, well done! https://t.co/Fmmx2Ybw48

22/01/20

We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/PLU9sy7mFE

21/01/20

8P have been exploring the conventions of different genres and searching extracts from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' for evidence of it fitting within the gothic genre 📖 https://t.co/pv6o8nSxiA

21/01/20

Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality https://t.co/71gEIWqW1T

17/01/20

7M were making observations during a Thermal Decomposition practical in Chemistry today. Don't worry, Copper Carbonate (CuCO3) is meant to go black when you heat it! https://t.co/IASYUFrDBH

17/01/20

7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates https://t.co/ZvDLejDCgL

10/01/20

We are expanding our wonderful support team, apply today for the following roles: 🔸 Teaching Assistant 🔸 Teaching Assistant (Numeracy) 🔸 Administrator (Cover) 🔸 Receptionist (Administration) 🔸 Behaviour Officer 🔸 Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/jFFn7MdNpo

09/01/20

To start off their first lesson of the term, 7D have been playing some warm up games https://t.co/sOuvApfdsK

09/01/20

What is Photosynthesis? Year 8 have been carrying out some exciting experiments in Biology this morning https://t.co/0foW2zn8YK

09/01/20

A reminder that our Year 8 Options Evening starts tonight at 6pm. Students are welcome to attend with parents/carers. Please ensure that if students are attending, that they are in full school uniform. We look forward to seeing you here.

07/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming students back for the Spring Term tomorrow. A reminder that it is Week B this week. https://t.co/yqrX0ZtSH0

18/12/19

We had a succession of celebration assemblies this morning. Congratulations to all the students that received a certificate. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you back for our Spring term https://t.co/rHpbN7icJp

17/12/19

For most children the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Children can be badly affected by flu, especially those aged 2 and 3. Don’t put off it off, ask your GP about the free flu nasal spray today. Read more: https://t.co/wQyzbzD63y https://t.co/1Z60fzlAt8

17/12/19

Year 9's have been using numeracy in the kitchen this morning, weighing out ingredients and working out cooking times to create some delicious chocolate chip cookies 🍪 https://t.co/pZEeRRUUOU

17/12/19

Year 9 have been linking numeracy with Art and PE in our day. Inspired by fabric designer Tula Pink, they have been creating tesselations to form a mural. In PE, they have been inventing new games https://t.co/71fEW0D33D

17/12/19

Year 8 have been coming up with some innovative ideas for a product in their Apprentice style day. There are some really creative concepts with some fantastic USP's which they will take to the panel of judges later on today https://t.co/riA9Yit64g

17/12/19

Today is Day and CSI Aureus (Year 7) have been investigating 'Who stole Mrs Murphy's dog?' They have been assessing the crime scene, DNA profiling, fingerprinting and creating photofits https://t.co/pKmiYR39pE

16/12/19

Students that have embodied our values and been true ambassadors this term were awarded with a celebration film this morning, well done! 🎉 https://t.co/tyKDOfGPZS

16/12/19

Year 7 students were given a free choice on their reading material in this mornings library lesson https://t.co/qpZ9j80Ve4

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:

Students are given clear targets for progress in individual subjects and towards overall goals through Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4). Student targets are aspirational and communicated to parents at the start of the year and throughout the year through the reporting process. The school provides a clear overview of the assessment benchmarks students need to meet in order to meet overall 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.

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 regular, 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:

  • Baseline level/grade for the year for each subject
  • Current/most recent assessment level/grade
  • The end of year target for each subject
  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year. This is based on the flight path for that year and subject
  • Each student's attendance data
  • Each student's reading age