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24/06/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We have gone from 62-84% today!!! Well done you. 👏👏👏 & we still have a spellathon & spelling bee organised by to come from us & another raffle for . Plus raffle funds from to pay in.

24/06/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

Sirius the Black Dog now raising awareness of mental health troubles in Oxfordshire schools- yours?. https://t.co/2Hrd9RsliT

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

Thanks and all for the inspiring last week https://t.co/33Z20rHLbu

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

SIRIUS the Black Dog moved safely last week from to for a trip to the South of Oxon https://t.co/xKtz0500Ax

24/06/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Thank you very much for transporting him to us. Our students all know who he is, why we have him and what you are raising awareness of!

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

Inspiring evening on Thursday last week at the listening to Dan Knowles and the many hats of and learning all about with and interactive talk from John Rees https://t.co/sj16rFMV8u

24/06/18

Retweeted From clare

Great to Meet u too. Excited by your initiative to raise awareness with

23/06/18

Sorry if we have missed any of our contributors! You were all fab! ☀️ https://t.co/3NszsKO5JL

23/06/18

Retweeted From It's A Playground

What an amazing Wellbeing . I felt privileged to be able to present to such a caring and committed group of people and share the stage with some amazing and inspirational… https://t.co/J841XnhyqY

23/06/18

Retweeted From Sarah @ Plain Sailing Motivation

Don’t spend your life thinking happiness is at the other end of the rainbow 🌈. Find it every day. 🌈 https://t.co/DuUCdjhu4v

23/06/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Great to be at where we are all working towards a proactive approach to

23/06/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

When you have had long days before and meet it feels joyful and looking forward to our next meet. https://t.co/Tikya19tw7

23/06/18

Retweeted From clare

Absolutely. GRT the has gone from county to . I've spoken to & the next can be hosted in in Basingstoke . Abt the same date 2019. Looking fwd to raising the flag.TY https://t.co/yn6vLrgR60

23/06/18

It has been a -filled week at Aureus. Thank you for a fab day nurturing hearts & minds through the Arts & for leading the Space Camp. 🎭 👩‍🎨 🔬 https://t.co/M2prTRbQSl

23/06/18

Retweeted From CPDBee

Thank you , , for working with to support and your staff. Thank for endorsing her work on . Read what they said about : https://t.co/Bq099qXrNK https://t.co/pOw3DwrJsM

22/06/18

Retweeted From Adventures in Wellbeing

Have woken up with a head full of thoughts, ideas & inspiration this morning. Thank you to & all at and to and all the speakers at yesterday’s teachmeet

22/06/18

Retweeted From Maurice Dixon

Thank you and for such an informing and inspiring . Lots to take away and share with colleagues.

22/06/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

Engaging, inspiring and thought provoking Thank you https://t.co/MuwLpCecck

22/06/18

Retweeted From Alison Kriel FRSA

Thank-you to everyone who was part of yesterday. I am richer for wonderful presentions & every single interaction with participants. Thanks for pre-show giggles & & great journey home with & https://t.co/lBHI0MyZeO

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