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21/04/19

This term we will hold the Music Festival & Cluster Showcase.

21/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

We are proudly contributing to . This film will be a stimuli for our discussions & learning together. Its theme & the issues depicted sadly as relevant today as they were in 2017. https://t.co/TFMMPCOZyo

20/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Free training on Wednesday 24th April at 4pm. https://t.co/X1aDeCcaQe Book your tickets and come and join us. https://t.co/G7cokd25hW

20/04/19

Retweeted From calliefisher

Yes ⁦⁩ let’s do this 💪🏼 https://t.co/olAwhfgnpF

17/04/19

Retweeted From MJA Consulting

Great day at last week, so great to see all of the Year 7's getting involved in our bridge building competition, there were some fantastic designs, very creative and innovative and great teamwork, well done everybody!

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q5 We have the SDG’s on constant display on our display screens. I have also place each of the goals at appropriate places around the school E.G. Where they throw away food, we have the zero hunger goal right next to it

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q2 We are having a Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April exploring topics that are linked to the SDG’s such as period poverty, global storytelling and holocaust education to name just a few. Year 7 and 8 off timetable exploring these topics.

17/04/19

Retweeted From #TeachSDGs

In an effort to get more educators to engage and empower young people through , , , and have officially launched their slow chat. Jump in anytime! 😁🤓 https://t.co/OlWqAGwtpN

17/04/19

Retweeted From Victor Perton, “That Optimism Man”

"Working with a team of staff who are values-led, child-centred and forward-thinking makes me ." That's what Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA told me! https://t.co/D8zmaOzFfl

17/04/19

Retweeted From Monique Taylor

Why differentiation and a variety of interventions are necessary in schools. One of the many reasons why we have a Nurture Room . https://t.co/5UzLUvlghh

17/04/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

The in Oxfordshire provides a wonderful example of Values-based Education and a school culture that takes full account of the internal worlds of the staff and pupils and what they bring to the educational process as human beings https://t.co/pNQBriiR6P

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

On May 21 we are partnering with to host its one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/hcjjzZbtvc

17/04/19

Retweeted From Daniel McGovern 🤓👓🎬🎤🎥

This is amazing, please retweet & share are helping hundreds of kids with , bullying and family problems. Let’s get them in every school! https://t.co/UBnSVGmNtg

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to playing a small part in a hugely important day for young people, alongside some wonderful orgs & individuals. Together providing innovative citizenship & safeguarding to inform, inspire & empower.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Looking forward to our Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April Working with some amazing contributors and The finer details of the day will be sent to you soon. https://t.co/In7PlIDdL8

17/04/19

Retweeted From Sexplain 🍌

Really looking forward to visiting the amazing again for their upcoming Global Citizenship Day! https://t.co/eyxjaKsgpe

17/04/19

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

invited to take part in project 9-25 years get a chance to an innovative collection in our Atlanta showcase send an mail to youngdesignerawards.com https://t.co/Ga0L0Fy4xb https://t.co/vF5WMk7vNW RT https://t.co/hE807bns0w

17/04/19

Retweeted From AT The Bus

Well deserved recognition.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Oxford Mail

Oxfordshire schools get national recognition for nurturing mental health https://t.co/STPml8xXDG

17/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

Are you coming or wot? This is going to be super aces. Free CPD you can implement in school immediately, hang out at and spend time with some brilliant people - what's not to like? https://t.co/tZbGse05LU

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy is at the heart of everything we do at Aureus. We believe that the ability to read, to write and to speak with confidence and fluency is the key to future success. Each member of staff is a passionate advocate of language and learning. Our lessons are built on the premise that all students will have the opportunity to develop their comprehension and vocabulary, to write extended pieces of work and to learn the convention and art of debate.

Did you know?

  • Less than half of 8 to 16 year olds have read a book in the last month
  • 49% of children and young adults think that reading is boring
  • Children who enjoy reading are 5 times more likely to be 'above average' in their Reading Assessment levels
  • 22% of children report that no one at home encourages them to read
  • 1 in 3 does not own a book
  • 62% of boys do not enjoy writing and pupils at Key Stage 4 are the least likely to enjoy writing
  • Research shows that the average length of a student's contribution to a class discussion is only 4 words

We believe that promoting literacy is a whole school responsibility and not just that of the English department.

The Literacy and Oracy Entitlement

  • Your child will attend lessons at Aureus in which reading, writing and speaking & listening are regularly supported and practised, regardless of subject area
  • Your child's reading age will be taken into consideration in the use of resources, with the aim that he/she will be challenged to improve by acquiring new vocabulary and concepts
  • Your child will read in each subject area, where appropriate, to increase his/her exposure to ideas and vocabulary
  • Your child will have access to a range of classic and contemporary literature for free in a well-equipped and helpful school Library
  • Your child will have the entitlement to write at length, where appropriate, in each subject area and out of class through clubs and competitions
  • Your child will be challenged to develop his/her speaking and listening ability in interactions with staff and students, thereby learning the value of verbal full sentence construction and modes of formality

Reading for Pleasure

We expect Year 7 students to have reading material with them at all times and they will be set reading challenges. All Year 7 students will visit the local library to ensure that they are able to borrow books outside of school too. Our aim is to ensure that our students have read a wide range of classic and contemporary literature by the time they leave the school.

The Library

The school has a wonderful library that is full of fantastic books specifically aimed at helping students reading and learning skills. We want all students to become readers for life. Students will be able to borrow two books for two weeks and will be encouraged to complete the borrow/read/return cycle. Over the course of the year, the library will host events and competitions that all students can take part in.

Speaking and Listening

We strongly encourage students to participate in activities that develop their speaking and listening skills. At Aureus, there are opportunities across the school year to practise the key skill of speaking in public, including during assemblies, at parent events and in formal competitions with external organisations.

Students with English as an Additional Language

At Aureus, lessons are designed to support all learners, regardless of prior experience with the English Language. We recognise that some students will need additional support in school to access the curriculum. We invest in staff and resources to allow students to have intensive language tuition if necessary.