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16/02/19

Retweeted From Whole School SEND

Consortium partner are running a 1 day conference in London on 1st May on Adverse Childhood Events in Education – helping schools to understand and support. To find out more, go to: https://t.co/SZ2yOl1Vrm

16/02/19

Retweeted From ЄĿĿĪЄ

We made playdoh figures once to represent those more “negative” views of ourselves. Then squashed them and built ourselves looking strong/beautiful/confident. Interestingly, the “positive” people were usually taller the second time!

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Come and work with us! We have lots of vacancies for year 3 of our start up Journey! https://t.co/V2DP0tfVlf Check them out! You get to work with leaders like !

15/02/19

Retweeted From Elevate

Sport and physical activity must be put "on a par with reading and writing", says Sports Minister Mims Davies. In her first major sport speech since taking on the role in November, Davies will call for schools to ensure children are "physically literate".https://t.co/qD45gBVDtL https://t.co/bpaSkiPOTP

15/02/19

Retweeted From Cornwall Sport

The UK sports minister will call for schools and clubs to ensure children are "physically literate" in her first major speech https://t.co/2Ed5dMDzFG https://t.co/exj851cbkl

15/02/19

Retweeted From Access to Sport

‘Physical activity should be on same par as reading and writing... developing children to be physically literate will build a sporting habit for life’

15/02/19

Retweeted From Anna Chalkley

Call for PE school sport &#PhysicalActivity to finally get the recognition it deserves so that schools can ensure that children are physically literate https://t.co/8jbrE3L0Nf

15/02/19

Retweeted From Education Executive

"Schools must ensure children are physically literate", according to the sports minister, Mims Davies: https://t.co/B4HYNo0ByI https://t.co/TnGTl39tnZ

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

A successful Parent and Carer Autism Newtwork meeting last night Our local partnership EP led discussions and facilitated a workshop. Next meeting will have Autism Family Outreach leading.

15/02/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Happy halfterm to our fab team - you have worked your socks off since Christmas & really deserve a week of rest. Thank you for your commitment to our vision & values. & anyone missed! 🙌🏼 https://t.co/PAJdxR2lTz

15/02/19

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

has recently been the first school in Oxfordshire to be award the Gold If you would like to learn more about how they did this they are opening up their doors on 24th May: https://t.co/MZDLqPA7hG

15/02/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

School is a priority: understanding how to implement effective policy and governance is tricky. Our March meeting will be covering aspects of this...please encourage your to come https://t.co/k8aSKtX7xq

15/02/19

Retweeted From Paul

Every school should have memes at the end of their daily cover bulletin ✅ https://t.co/kFK32pMOIB

15/02/19

Congrats to our winners for their assembly reflection tasks and for showing ❤ this week https://t.co/CtYWUUtL35

14/02/19

Thank you to everyone who sponsored this community project. Your contributions enables this to happen. 🙏 https://t.co/Zp4rT0BZk2

14/02/19

Retweeted From LGBTQ Shrink

! I love you just as you are. https://t.co/X5fg5pgmXA

13/02/19

Retweeted From Gramps Ryans

Harris Morden. They had a brilliant focus on community outreach. spearheaded how the school liaised with parents and key community figures. She is doing great things with Schools are a reflection of the community around them.

13/02/19

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

we missed you! But perfect to hear from and . Congratulations all! Spearheading=brave

13/02/19

Retweeted From Katie Burnett

Fantastic opportunities to join our team in September! https://t.co/uL98WdauRo

13/02/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

Fab activity for the girls’ https://t.co/vgFuVxLWvq

More Able

Our inclusive ethos enables all children to be challenged in every lesson in every subject. We believe that challenge and support just as important for more able as for weaker learners. We build on prior attainment and develop mastery in order to build confidence and depth of understanding in high prior attaining students. Within this, we also recognise the need to develop and support high attainers with SEND.

How do we identify Most Able students?
At Aureus, the Most Able and Exceptionally Able students are identified using a three part process:

  1. Analysis of KS2 entry data - if a student has attained a high scaled score in either English and Mathematics or in both Literacy and Mathematics, they are identified as Most Able/High Prior Attainment;
  2. Ongoing attainment/teacher assessment - if students continue to meet and exceed attainment levels appropriate to their age;
  3. Ongoing assessment in subjects outside of the core subjects may lead to Most Able status in a particular subject.

We support the Most Able in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, the following:

In class differentiation
Our quality first teaching pledge applies to students of all abilities. It is an expectation that we will aim high with the content of our curriculum and ensure it is accessible and challenging for all. Lessons will include:    

  • Rich questioning
  • Higher order and abstract thinking (e.g. handling ambiguity and paradox)
  • Problem solving and enquiry
  • Development of advanced language skills, to include accuracy, precision and fluency
  • Independent work and self-study
  • Development of metacognition
  • Transfer of knowledge across disciplines

Extended Learning and Personal Development
With an enormous range of extended learning activities already available, there are plenty of opportunities to develop high attainers’ skills, using cross-curricular disciplines. It may be that photography requires an in depth understanding of Arts, Maths and Physics. It may be that taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival requires a high level of understanding of Literature and the physicality of Drama

Careers Education
We work with external organisations to ensure that students have a clear focus on their destination after Aureus. Professionals from local and national organisations are invited to speak to students on a Friday afternoon to explore their career pathways and explain their roles, particularly in the ‘STEAM’ subject portfolio. Each year we will create opportunities for students to visit or access Higher Education Institutions.

Provision of leadership opportunities
Students are encouraged and supported to participate a number of leadership roles. The Student Council is a position to aspire to and students have to rise to the challenge of representing the student body. Leadership roles may be offered in a range of disciplines - Sport, Design, STEAM and Languages will require different sets of skills.

Most Able Programme
The progress and development of the Most Able students is an ongoing research field at Aureus.  A carefully designed programme of assessment, intervention and evaluation enables staff to ensure that progress is on track for the Most Able. These interventions can take the form of one-to-one progress checks, the completion of a Scholars Passport and regular extra-curricular opportunities for debate and discussion.

Definitions
With the change in national context of how ability is identified, please see below an outline of agreed terminology with definitions from Ofsted.

More Able:  high attaining pupils in pupils in primary schools

Most Able/High Prior Attainment (HPA): high attaining students in secondary school - students whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations

Exceptionally Able:  students who are performing above the Most Able.  Exceptionally able pupils are those who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest academic levels.

Dual Exceptionality:  this is a term for high performing students who also have a complex additional need, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Documents

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Aureus Scholars KS3 Reading List 01st Oct 2018 Download