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27/01/21

And we're off! have entered three teams in the Cyberfirst Girls competition and the first round is well underway. Go Team Aureus! https://t.co/YbwSEjJ47f

27/01/21

As part of our Beacon School programme, we are proud to be taking part in . Our students have been reflecting on what brings them light in the darkness and sharing some photos. Read more here: https://t.co/87zxpV1ODR https://t.co/8fcszOJjqT

27/01/21

In English Literature, Y9 have begun their study of 'An Inspector Calls'. Mrs Clark's 9L have busy completing group work from home and producing some incredible research presentations exploring historical and social context https://t.co/9VgfdH0eTq

26/01/21

Only two weeks to go! Looking forward to seeing the results of the activities Mrs Strange has planned for the day! https://t.co/CPBTqN3G9R

26/01/21

Retweeted From Didcot Train

Check out what TRAIN are doing this week! https://t.co/DsLH2i6U4u

25/01/21

Year 5s! Do you love to experiment, dance or have a love of Art? We are excited to be running our ‘Explore Aureus’ live virtual master classes throughout March. Come and join us and find out what life is like https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/orY3UCW0mW

22/01/21

Still time to apply! We are looking for an experienced Exams Officer to set up the exams processes throughout . This is a rare opportunity and an exciting new role for the school. Apply today: https://t.co/HOoDiFzIZs

21/01/21

A fantastic opportunity to join our expanding team as Head of Design and Technology this September. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/MkbNVmrEhz

21/01/21

Year 7 have been looking at the structure of a traditional story in English Language and were tasked with writing an exposition. We have seen some really powerful stories, here are some of their first drafts! https://t.co/8sfa0j76lo

20/01/21

Mrs Strange has formed a team for and they are still looking for some more Y8 girls to join them! Please let Mrs Strange know if you would like to take part in this fantastic opportunity! https://t.co/aXiUfuzAxv https://t.co/8GLtHEKphy

19/01/21

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as the Head of Arts. Responsible for our expressive and creative curriculum, you will also coordinate our co-curricular programme of artistic events. Find out more: https://t.co/veKw1XiSXQ https://t.co/fahDJLnPnq

18/01/21

Banksy, Hawking and Malala you have been challenged! Your first faculty challenge this term is a Toaster Trick Shot challenge (please remember to unplug the toaster first!) Have you got what it takes? Please send your photos and/or video to your coach. https://t.co/iKswmIRMlg

18/01/21

Take part in Mr Hayden's 30-day fitness challenge! Starting today, live at 11am every weekday on Google Meet, Mr Hayden will be taking part in the exercises in this timetable. Who can complete the 30 days, we can't wait to find out! https://t.co/lmeRGGYKE7

15/01/21

A great photo of Emily in Year 9 training her flexibility for GCSE Dance. Well done Emily! https://t.co/tNvvBNtFQ0

15/01/21

Come and assist the Head of Mathematics enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum! We are seeking an innovative maths teacher to join us in September 2021 as Second in Maths. Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/DIoxUywKYu

14/01/21

Miss King is really impressed with the engagement of Aureus students learning to dance online! If you want to take part in some great online tutorials, take a look at https://t.co/l0uco5pJBv Please share any photos/videos to media.org

14/01/21

Send a photo of your Science at Home experiment to media.org

14/01/21

Or for budding engineers, can you make your own cardboard chair? https://t.co/T4lLrH9T0G

14/01/21

Science at Home: Can you stand on a paper cup? Here is a link on how to take part in this challenge: https://t.co/TLxKm0RuM5

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils.

The school receives the following levels of Pupil Premium Grant for each student:
Pupil Premium Grant (Ever 6) = £955
Service children = £310
Looked after Children = £1900
Adopted from care or Special Guardianship or Residence order = £1900

It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools are held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.

To find out more about the support the Department for Education offers children and young adults, click here.

GLF Schools’ Aspiration for all children 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 pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • All children 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 children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Aureus School’s Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium funding at Aureus School is used to raise the attainment of students in English and Maths as well as supporting the students holistically. 38% of our children are entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We will regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we will plan our priorities for the year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.

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. A. 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 Statement & Y7 Catch Up Funding

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