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25/11/22

We held our first ever Year 12 Awards Evening this week. It was great to see the class of 2022 and find out about their post-16 courses. Find out who the award winners were via the link - Latest News - Aureus School... https://t.co/m3T8h6jwvQ

25/11/22

HOW ABOUT A SPOT OF TEE? Aureus Golf Club, run by Mr Hayden, were at the Hadden Hill golf range this week, practicing their swings. https://t.co/oUQx8jbBH1

24/11/22

Read all about our House Music Competition - House Music Competition - Latest News - Aureus School... https://t.co/dwT5YsTu5N https://t.co/vQTPiolzdL

24/11/22

Tickets available now through https://t.co/aY58d0d1vE or https://t.co/K0jY3H7ag9 DON'T MISS OUT!!! https://t.co/zVzgEmj8iw

15/11/22

On Sunday, the Didcot Remembrance Parade took place and Aureus School was proudly represented by Grace and Sophie P along with Warren and Sophie R, who placed the school wreath. It was a pleasure to see so many Aureus students represented in Guides, Scouts, and Cadets. https://t.co/zUP57YfoJL

10/11/22

"When it rains, look for the rainbow" Yr 9 PE have been braving the elements this week! https://t.co/4ElsY4ymOy

08/11/22

Want to find out why we are the school of choice? Aureus School is delighted to invite you to our Creative and Expressive Arts Showcase at the Cornerstone, Didcot. Friday, 31st March 2023 Book your tickets now! https://t.co/lNgP7f2c6y

04/11/22

For our annual Remembrance service on Friday the 11th, we are inviting all Aureus service children and students who actively attend a Cadet Corps, Scouts or Guides to attend in their uniform. The service will begin at 10.30am in the quad. https://t.co/9pBo87hS2f

03/11/22

If you are interested in joining our PCA (Parents & Carers Association), we want you! The PCA support Aureus by organising events in order to raise funds and also provide the opportunity for parents to get to know each other and become members of this supportive & friendly team. https://t.co/0EKH2NOSXU

20/10/22

Rehearsals for our School Production of The Wizard of Oz are well under way! https://t.co/xvMfHvBD8a

11/10/22

Yesterday, a selection of our students visited the Houses of Parliament. Students toured the House of commons, the Great Hall and met our local MP David Johnston for a question & answer session at the Education Centre. https://t.co/gjIpA2iamR

05/10/22

Nominate a teacher for a National Teaching Award. Help us recognise and celebrate the outstanding work do by nominating them for a National Teaching Award. The awards are free, there are 16 categories to choose from. https://t.co/yiEweptq2t https://t.co/ZJSp2BkoMg

26/09/22

Today Museum of Natural History's HOPE project visited some of our Year 7 and 9 students to learn how to be entomologists. A very exceptional day of practical learning about those of which are all around us! https://t.co/nktSNWazrP

22/09/22

Open evening is happening from 5pm to 7pm today. No need to book just come along. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Our new catering company will be here so you can see what happens in our new hub. https://t.co/GQrYGuvZjA

08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled. We thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff.

08/09/22

Monday marked the start of a new school year for our lovely Year 7s. In just a few short days, they have settled into the Aureus way of life and there have been plenty of smiling faces positive comments. https://t.co/oMP8qX5VZ6

08/09/22

Our Yr 6 Open Events are fast approaching! Use the following link to sign up: www.aureus https://t.co/frnljwzDgq https://t.co/TaW1yEYiqK

06/09/22

Today, our brand new year 7s have been discovering what art means to them with Miss Robins. https://t.co/uQRsmBimfl

06/09/22

Tomorrow we will be hosting an Information Evening for our KS3 parents from 5-6pm and an Exam Information evening for our KS4 parents from 6:30-7pm. We look forward to seeing you there. https://t.co/6IL6k5eT56

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation. Schools receive this additional funding for those students who fall within the below categories or have done so at any time within the last six years:

  • those who qualify for free school meals
  • are receiving a child pension from the Ministry of Defence 
  • are a looked after child
  • are adopted from care or have entered into special guardianship
  • have a residence order
  • children from the families of services personnel (at any stage in the last four years)

It is allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged students of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers across the country

Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged student and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible students. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.
Tier 1: supporting training and continuous development to improve the quality of all teaching
Tier 2: targeting support for disadvantaged students through evidence-based interventions
Tier 3: supporting whole-school strategies to improve attendance, behaviour and readiness to learn
Tier4: supporting strategies that develop learning outside of the classroom to promote the development of the whole student

A longer term strategy
From September 2019 schools are encouraged to include a reference to a multi-year strategy that outlines how the school aims to address the needs of Pupil Premium students across all age ranges at the school. This will help school leaders to:

  • take a longer view of the support the grant will provide as students pass through the school
  • align their plans with the wider school improvement strategy

GLF’s Aspiration for All students to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged students is part of our commitment to help all students achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • all students to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects
  • all students to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • all students to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Pupil Premium Strategy at Aureus School
Pupil Premium funding at Aureus School is used primarily to address the following priorities:

  • To support improved attendance for students who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria.
  • To ensure students benefit from effective teaching through strong teachers.
  • To support the development of beginning teachers through bespoke CPD
  • To support the enrichment opportunities for students who meet the Pupil Premium criteria.
  • To narrow the attainment gap between PP and Non PP students when compared to National Data.

How Can You Access the Pupil Premium Funding at Aureus School?
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium support that you contact Mr. Ali for more information. 

Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities will be considered by the Headteacher - please contact the school’s Pupil Premium Lead, Mr Ali: A.Ali@AureusSchool.org 

To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here.

Year 7 Catch Up reporting has been superseded by the Universal Catch Up Fund due to Covid-19. See below for more information.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021- 2024


Universal Catch-Up Fund

As a school, we have received funding equivalent to £80 per student for the 2020/21 academic year. The government intention is that the funding is spent to achieve the goal of “schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible” following the period of remote learning between March and July. We have the flexibility to spend this additional money in a way that best meets individual contexts and circumstances but there is a recognition that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit by the disruption to their education. As such, intervention strategies will target these students specifically.

We are accountable for ensuring the money is spent wisely, based on a clear assessment of need and has a demonstrable impact on addressing learning gaps or pastoral concerns. The effectiveness of the use of funds will be scrutinised by the School Strategy Board (SSB) and GLF Trustees.

In consultation with the other secondary schools within the GLF multi-academy trust, we have produced a plan which documents how we intend to spend the universal catch-up fund, a copy of which can be accessed below.

Click here to view the Universal Catch-Up Plan