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27/01/22

Our GCSE students worked hard this morning during netball, for their practical moderation in PE & Sports Studies. https://t.co/jwcJUl0QgT

27/01/22

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Then why not come and join our growing Inclusion Team to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum. https://t.co/hipCzzMPvA

27/01/22

Join our bank of casual staff as an Exams Invigilator with complete flexibility to work only those exams sessions you are available for. Training provided with £10.48 per hour plus holiday pay. Full details available here: https://t.co/X0iWjEuLKc

27/01/22

Amazing to have over 50 students at football club this week. Preparations for our fixtures next term. https://t.co/CFiSVFMzIa

26/01/22

Pembroke College, Oxford University are zooming in to meet our students to talk about University life, admissions and what to study! https://t.co/ntQlspgK9y

26/01/22

Year 7 students are now meeting their tutor from The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. Today they are being introduced to their topic and the title for their dissertation! Year 11 Prefects are on hand to support. https://t.co/seHO9KcTiB

26/01/22

This morning we launch our involvement in The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. Year 9 students are working with their allocated PHD tutor towards their dissertation piece! https://t.co/qUOm9JdjTb

25/01/22

Aureus School are celebrating on 8th February! Find out how you can also get involved at https://t.co/7otisd7gdb

21/01/22

Our Year 10 GCSE dance students were lucky enough to have a workshop with READ graduate, Grace Hickman, this week. https://t.co/b4gtyzDpCw

17/01/22

On Wednesday 19th January, from 6.00-7.30pm, we will be holding our year 9 Options Evening! We look forward to seeing you there; supporting your child and helping them choose their options for next year. Due to Covid restrictions, only one parent and child is allowed to attend. https://t.co/SUHyqAHjQq

12/01/22

Retweeted From Aureus School

Are you interested in becoming a at either Primary or Secondary level?👩‍🏫 Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan at 6-7pm to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/CfOvyVNKZP https://t.co/pQu8xYM3wV

07/01/22

Retweeted From Kieran Cooke

Welcome back to everyone across . Thank you for all your hard work in enabling young people to continue to learn and develop despite the current challenges

05/01/22

Are you interested in becoming a at either Primary or Secondary level?👩‍🏫 Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan at 6-7pm to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/CfOvyVNKZP https://t.co/pQu8xYM3wV

05/01/22

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14/12/21

Retweeted From GCHQ

The is here! This year, we've set a special series of brainteasers for secondary schools up and down the UK, but everyone can get involved! Download the challenge ➡️ https://t.co/05fNhcVANj

14/12/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Thurs 13 Jan :00-19:00 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! 👨‍🎓 To register click here 👉https://t.co/4IiiDpiJHe https://t.co/QlTyuwxYii

03/12/21

An amazing picture of Aureus covered by a rainbow. Photo taken by our Head of Banksy, Mr Crowe. https://t.co/TqAAJ19pC5

24/11/21

Buckinghamshire New University have been into school today to work with GCSE Dance. They learned a fun new routine whilst focusing on their Musicality, Focus and Characterisation skills https://t.co/dC6K1wySOP

23/11/21

Come and join our Inclusion Team! We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Find out more about the role and apply online via https://t.co/1yeoIL2I9m https://t.co/qUddCvK65d

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.

Documents

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Aureus Scholars KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download
Year 9 Home Learning Vocabulary List Aut... 27th Sep 2019 Download