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23/05/19

Retweeted From Winchester Science Centre

We're so excited to launch our Robots and Future Tech themed activities TOMORROW! 🤖⚡ Join us for a fun-filled exploration of the wonders of modern technology, including dancing robots and spectacular virtual reality. Book tickets 👉 https://t.co/LkjsyFMzyA https://t.co/yyIsNw9mxs

21/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Our line up is looking good, its free - so sign up! We look forward to seeing you there: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

20/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

Brilliant rehearsal today with ‘Voices of Aureus’ preparing for the concert on the 10th June! https://t.co/BLJaRCSNVy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So excited to be performing at the Standing Ovation Project in Birmingham on Monday 10th June! We can’t wait! https://t.co/asUtPyoAwa

18/05/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to host FREE CPD next week (Tues, 21 May) & to welcome colleagues from & more. Places available via -https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/6Brz9NK4oE

18/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

So proud to make sure that the + community is visible everyday. Students in the are currently planning a campaign against bullying. https://t.co/7rIcYK0D0Q

17/05/19

Retweeted From Standing Ovation Project

We are excited to announce the talented 'Voices of Aureus' at will be apart of our June 10th! We're so excited! 🎼 https://t.co/6xeXP41nXY

17/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teachers of Science, English, Ethics and Computing required - a brand new, state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. https://t.co/hi8zK4V0qb For more info, email recruitment.org https://t.co/rBVGrrbjBS

17/05/19

Lots of smiles at our today! 🙌 https://t.co/077PqzX8y0

17/05/19

Would you like to join our English department to help design a fun and engaging curriculum? We are recruiting a Teacher of English to join our team in September. Apply here: https://t.co/u2yDUF8cVh https://t.co/DzDccqKieO

17/05/19

Retweeted From Aureus School

Still time to apply! We are looking to recruit a Computing Lead Practitioner to join us in our 3rd year. Apply online: https://t.co/Se680YruC2 https://t.co/DiMEQ7QFzb

17/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

‘s LPD project session on feedback/marking was great! I was taught to feedback, not mark, on a PGCE placement - such a timesaver and aids true progress. I can’t wait for it to be in our policy at !

16/05/19

Retweeted From You HR Consultancy

What a great talk today with Hannah Wilson, exec head of about really embedding values into a team. https://t.co/n2WnAJWmjA

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

Huge thank you to Hannah Wilson for a wonderful talk at this morning. Engaging, impactful and heart warming. https://t.co/Gv48COX4bK

16/05/19

Retweeted From Tim Wraith

Another good breakfast event at this morning. Heard an inspirational talk from Hannah Wilson from in Didcot, she was fantastic. I always enjoy going to Jennings, great organisation and lovely people! https://t.co/Cw4OJD0lLN

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

We should all consider how we talk about our own bodies & use positive language. It’s easy to make a flippant negative comment & this is what young people hear. Thanks to for a great talk around body image & young minds https://t.co/hhH35X4rOH

15/05/19

Retweeted From Georgia Holleran

Breaking News!! Teachers are reporting outbreaks of wellbeing across the country! Race to https://t.co/jPc2pNWs8M to find out what on Earth is going on...? https://t.co/LJOz8JZJcR

15/05/19

Retweeted From Clare Erasmus #FamilyMH5aday #FRSA #FCCT

Highlight: day out on a course with with . I got to have a delicious lunch and time to connect with some amazing people. Low: got a school email saying I had missed a deadline !

14/05/19

Retweeted From Jane Hawkes

To all educators: you are amazing wonderful people and you will never really know the positive impact you have on the future. So as you go to school hold on to your integrity and passion for teaching. See each pupil for who they will be.

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