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04/06/20

Bethany chose to do some art work in the garden this afternoon, influenced by current affairs. This is beautiful Bethany, well done! https://t.co/fetUNmJAqt

02/06/20

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7's in September. In the meantime, we have made them a video to give them a tour of Aureus 😁 https://t.co/Tn4ghZizJE

02/06/20

Year 7 student Libby has creating this fantastic piece of observational art, turning her pencil case into a chocolate bar. Well done Libby, it looks amazing! https://t.co/6a2PqTTWcV

01/06/20

Joyful June! Even in these difficult times, find something good in every day 😊 https://t.co/1Y5c4giPpr

01/06/20

Mr Hayden and Mr Crowe would like to set you a catching challenge this week, watch the video to find out more: https://t.co/gyefA8LjP2

01/06/20

Our new Faculty Challenge this week...Baking! https://t.co/HrIXSEXHHV

01/06/20

If your child is travelling to school, please remind them to walk or cycle where possible. If your child has no alternative and has to travel by bus, please remind them to follow the guidance here: https://t.co/u1ZcVkA9by https://t.co/v8btpJ6vPr

01/06/20

We are immensely proud of our students for earning 250 coding awards this year! 🥳 https://t.co/EJMn0aq58l

01/06/20

Welcome back to Summer Term 2! Ms Hunter has published the June Assembly on Integrity this morning, you can watch it here: https://t.co/IinZ1TYzyl

01/06/20

Our value this month: Integrity https://t.co/CrjJMWk1Tp

25/05/20

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our growing SEND and Inclusion Team . Find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply online: https://t.co/0AWVGuWFLv

23/05/20

Eid Mubarak to our community celebrating this weekend 🎉 We wish you peace, happiness and prosperity to all https://t.co/wWZuJFQs6G

22/05/20

We would like to share with you these wonderful new scoreboards which are now displayed in our hall! The scores have been updated today...congratulations to Hawking Faculty once again for leading the way with positive points! Have a restful half term everyone! https://t.co/sKJzH9IAJn

22/05/20

We have some exciting opportunities to join our team 🔶 Teacher of English (maternity cover) 🔶 Teaching Assistant 🔶 Cover Supervisor For more information about these roles and to apply online, visit https://t.co/1Z85MK1Mo6

22/05/20

At Home Science Club! Can you make a slice of lemon rise in a glass? Have an adult help you with this one. Can you explain why the lemon rises? Here is a YouTube video to help: https://t.co/s7hsGQUZXo As always, send your clips/photo to media.org https://t.co/dZQk2ouNVV

21/05/20

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21/05/20

We are blown away with this amazing anime artwork that Year 8 student Kaylum has been producing at school. Absolutely fantastic! https://t.co/fM91CQG2UI

21/05/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's cool to be kind 😊💖 In support of the theme for , we're sharing 14 ways you can show kindness online this . Be positive, be caring, be kind. >> https://t.co/QLwwJMHlEH https://t.co/baFtVBICOF

20/05/20

Year 8 student Chloe took part in Ms Baker's Science challenge this week, using the concept of density to create a rainbow in a glass! Great results, well done! https://t.co/PISVPRZotf

More Able

Our inclusive ethos enables all children to be challenged in every lesson in every subject. We believe that challenge and support is just as important for more able as for weaker learners. We build on prior attainment and develop deep knowledge 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 and who are eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.

How do we identify Most Able students?
At Aureus, the Most Able are identified using a mixture of this 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 xtended 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 in assemblies 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 (being updated for 2020-2021) and 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 KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download