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25/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Also a chameleon is very relevant.🦎 We use Charlie Chameleon's scale to gauge how we are feeling, do some 'happy tapping' with Mia & Charlie & voila the scale changes in minutes to positive numbers, gently dissolving the stress, anxiety or fear 🌟🦎🐵🌟 https://t.co/Dcq8imyY4I

25/04/18

Retweeted From GenderEqualityCharter

You can spot GEC schools a mile off! Great work https://t.co/VDlqNirY4D

25/04/18

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

How/can we preserving the Early Excitement of and the CREATIVITY of Primary when moving to secondary school. showed how it can be done at our event Great blog here: https://t.co/t9O0GFOURM HT: CC: https://t.co/RnioBqk8th

25/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Emma how can we get involved ? & Martin George from TES were raving about it to AdamBoddison and I at

25/04/18

Retweeted From #LGBTed

Fact: less than a third of teachers say their headteacher has shown leadership in tackling LGBT+ bullying. We can change this. Come to our launch on 2 June (tickets at https://t.co/KEwXgHbkiV) and let's be the role models we needed when we were at school.

24/04/18

Thanks Kendal 🙏

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

Want to know how schools can timetable for improved staff wellbeing❓Watch this vid feat. & . Filmed by at a recent timetable training day held by the excellent at https://t.co/NYQNPdRfOH

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Army children are Chameleons, they learn how to fit in but when do they learn to be themselves. Thanks for fascinating insight 's & network meeting.

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

From student outcomes to staff retention, here's why . This video was produced at a event at , organised by the fabulous . Big thanks to from for her insight https://t.co/CnOijpUH8f

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

did a great presentation about the benefits of EFT(tapping) in the classroom 's and network meeting #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce tapping, sorry we ran out of time for everyone to have a go...maybe another time :-) Definitely #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Great to see a new account for our neighbouring teaching school

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Tapping for Army/RAF/Navy children (and parents) could be a way forward. Tapping helps to resolve and dissolve any emotional upsets in minutes, from simple friendship issues, stress, anxiety etc Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie & Energy EFT For Teenagers (Amazon). https://t.co/z3Ja1owh5Q

24/04/18

Retweeted From Laura Bainbrigge

Calling all animators! We need you! Our students are keen to get animating!

22/04/18

Retweeted From Paul

Lovely Friday morning on Great Western Park 🌞 https://t.co/VCQGuahlYb

22/04/18

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

The FDC Emerging Designer Awards is dedicated to finding the UK's most outstanding young aspiring fashion and accessory designers, and this is your chance to show a collection of your work in an international Angelman Syndrome Charity Fashion Show in New York! https://t.co/xjhiDzigBZ

22/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Still not signed up for Monday's network meeting ? will be presenting her research on 'the experience of education of the army child' - sign up here: https://t.co/ZI6WDFJq8n

22/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Check out our official opening photos! https://t.co/pgCiuHZVHC

22/04/18

Retweeted From RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success

Come and join and at (thank you ) for the launch (south)! Please RT https://t.co/6ysZHyTU0G

22/04/18

Retweeted From Bansi Kara

Putting Arts at the heart really does make a difference to the most vulnerable children: https://t.co/9P9Lmfn0PW

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 speak 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.