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17/10/17

A thought provoking assembly from on - accepting & celebrating difference. https://t.co/51vRo2a1nf

17/10/17

That is a shame - there will be more opportunities though. will confirm more dates to

17/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

So proud to be co-hosting a SLT event with the new, STEAM-powered on 15th Nov. Tickets: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/8vse1qb4Z3

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Claim your free copy of here: https://t.co/6UWm5wXJ4e I have a piece about buried in there somewhere!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Tricia Taylor

Done! Clear and concise. Number 2 and 4 stand out the most for me, and you have definitely excelled at number 1. See you soon https://t.co/g9C7U4Otii

17/10/17

Retweeted From Ellie Dix

Join at on 8th Dec for his new behaviour course - When the Adults Change... Book now! https://t.co/cychv658bf https://t.co/ohfUrwXbdZ

17/10/17

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Exciting day today! Masai Warriors will be speaking to us and many students from our feeder primary schools!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thanks Ross - great to see both our DHTs & on here. Please could you update #10 & my handle?

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

I can't wait either! Also visiting this morning to see site progress! Big day!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

The team at are looking forward to meeting Oxfordshire ! Join our event here: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/mLlymTcSQQ

15/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We have 50 in a DM group Ollie - how many special deliveries can make? We ❤️ it! https://t.co/Ekfl6vRBLZ

15/10/17

Retweeted From GirlGuiding GWP

Very proud of our Brownie helper!! 👭 https://t.co/NrZEpjmYvu

15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

County cup day for . A balmy 21°C. Pitches look magnificent. So happy in our new home

15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

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15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

Note to self don't forget the photo https://t.co/m2skLq695r

15/10/17

Retweeted From Claire Stoneman

Aureus staff - be great to meet you! Broad themes are curric, assessment & devs in ITT. Check out the fab list: https://t.co/EnpcgtmUrS https://t.co/1nDr2aAMeR

15/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

Our partners at are looking forward to meeting local at our show! Tickets here: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/alsztWzJKS

15/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Now with you listed too! https://t.co/QsRKNeoGf4

15/10/17

Retweeted From Pivotal Education

So excited that & are hosting our behaviour course- 8th Dec. Book! https://t.co/6zFeuWMP0S https://t.co/mX8RTJ60uf

14/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Proud of our AHT https://t.co/aqZbfy4neZ

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy, Library and 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:

All Year 7 students will have access to an e-reader from Spring 2018 that they can use in school and at home. 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.