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04/07/22

Retweeted From Amanda Clegg

Well done to the students for completing day 1 of the summer camp for Science today. Microscopy and cells ...you smashed it. Hope you remember your onions and your liver and potato experiments. A credit to your school.

04/07/22

Retweeted From Dr Aj Sharman

Incredibly excited to attend two Intensive Camps in Oxfordshire for practical & sessions all week supporting Year9/10 pupils supported by Todays practicals, microscopes https://t.co/Nxhs5RmHjS

02/07/22

And they’ve completed their expedition section! On their way back now! Well done!!! https://t.co/6Ee9HPeg5w

02/07/22

The DofE students are in good spirits, if a little wet and heading on to the finish! Well done all of you! https://t.co/5keFTA2Efz

01/07/22

Day 2 of walking has started for our Silver DofE students. Good luck! https://t.co/uABvftfeYO

29/06/22

Our Computing Masterclass was full today. Year 5 using brand new micro:bits and learning how to do 3D design in tinkercad. Mrs Strange had a great time with our computing experts of the future https://t.co/zMGfh2s5L7

29/06/22

Some of out very lucky Year 10s have travelled down to London today to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! Enjoy!! https://t.co/XxoPAGr2sL

28/06/22

We had our first year 11 Prom last night and what a great night it was. The students had some lovely food, an Oscar’s awards ceremony and lots of dancing. https://t.co/gKmqyIE8tN

24/06/22

Faculty Charity week totals are in and we raised ❤️ Banksy 70.50 for The Royal British Legion, 💚 Malala £90.34 for Macmillan and 💙 Hawking £30 for Blue Sky Thinking.

23/06/22

In Biology we have replaced chicks with cress seeds. Year 7 have designed suitable environments to germinate and grow the best cress. Each class has a week to look after their environments and see who can grow the tallest. https://t.co/HP7EoIhb6o

18/06/22

The sun’s stop shining, but they’re still smiling! https://t.co/fTCOHKy8Mh

18/06/22

We have now said goodbye to our chicks. They have been adopted in 2 groups of 3 and are going to lovely new homes. We will really miss them. It has been wonderful seeing all our students interact with them https://t.co/OZoLwgWiv7

18/06/22

Good luck this morning to our Yr9 Bronze DofE students, as they wake up to another beautiful and sunny day. Stay hydrated and sun-cream-ready! We’re so proud of you. https://t.co/EYys1Dnnvv

17/06/22

9 bronze DofE groups out on the ridgeway today. It’s a hot one but they are hydrated, creamed up and doing really well. Keep going guys, you’re doing great! https://t.co/mUyo0dGdgM

16/06/22

Today was Hawking’s charity day and tomorrow is Malala’s who are supporting . Let’s see if they can beat Banksy’s total of £71 ❤️💙💚 https://t.co/TGKa029WX1

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

Another excellent & talk today - this time from Stuart Astle (Burton Group) to students from , & https://t.co/2h5wXTeqMj

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

have just headed into the lab for another workshop after this morning 👩‍🔬

16/06/22

Retweeted From Didcot Casuals FC

We are looking for new players https://t.co/k9UfsAUSmO

15/06/22

In our Art Masterclass, year 5s are creating bug prints similar to those of artist Alison Headley. https://t.co/cYUyZGQIUj

15/06/22

Science club this afternoon looking at the development of the chicks 🐥🐣 https://t.co/w6YpBRaJno

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