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12/12/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Excellent 💯 days where applies to both students and staff. for us all. Hope you have a good Christmas. 🌲

12/12/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

To celebrate the season, name someone who's helped you this year (professional or personally), and HOW they've helped you - we'll retweet! We're thankful to for this brave, wonderful article: https://t.co/OGd3KDvJB9 https://t.co/cr4et6LyuL

12/12/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We are celebrating and lanching our series! https://t.co/zWMLl5D7Vc

12/12/17

Retweeted From Maternity Teacher

Basically, need to provide beds for this 3 day bonanza of events: https://t.co/U0W0r672Cn https://t.co/UKFELUHbEp

12/12/17

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

CONGRATULATIONS to - an inspiring school community : committed leadership, outstanding teachers and engaged learner. A great example of STEAM powered and values based pedagogy. Hear from them at our festival in Feb https://t.co/VVKgnU26g3

12/12/17

Ours were cancelled due to snow but the Longford Park party was great! 🎉

12/12/17

Morning - just confirmed we are closed. We are not receiving all of the local updates so only just found out about the buses being suspended.

12/12/17

.URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT - due to the drop in the temperature & dangerously icy conditions the school will be closed for our 2nd day on 12/12. We will update later today re the status for tomorrow. https://t.co/dLmK2m2tQp

11/12/17

Retweeted From Mike Armiger

When discussing equality with my students the other week, I asked them to come up with some counter points they could use when discussing the issue with those who oppose equal rights. They showed me this. And I love it! https://t.co/BWgknrhVd5

11/12/17

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

: one to discuss at a at Christmas or anytime The and how https://t.co/FGRA412P9X

11/12/17

Retweeted From Stemettes 💙 ★ # +

First didn't leave—men pushed them out: https://t.co/JIDkzg3zpM https://t.co/ZebK7BjdRL

11/12/17

Thank you Melanie :-)

11/12/17

Thanks Andy & the team :-)

11/12/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Turning the playground for https://t.co/HNqoa7hSS8

11/12/17

Check out our copper circles for our charity appeal. (Delayed photo sharing!) https://t.co/PyHGFBqGZp

11/12/17

Retweeted From Sue Webb

Absolutely agree that Quality First Teaching is the answer. With that, every child will be given the very best opportunities. Embed VbE through the school for perfection! https://t.co/Lv0groKYcB

11/12/17

Thanks Sarah & Libby :-)

11/12/17

Thank you :-)

11/12/17

Thanks Zena :-)

Assessment

Assessment and Reporting

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, 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 Aureus School 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