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04/10/22

Are you curious about Aureus? If you aren’t able to attend an Open Morning then come along on Saturday, October 15th to see behind the scenes at Aureus. Tours are 9-10am & 10-11:00am Book your visit with us now: https://t.co/Cp6cR9Nmga https://t.co/jFn7anayOe

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

Curious about Aureus? It’s our Year 5/6 Open Evening this evening. We’d love to see you. No need to book. https://t.co/GQrYGuvZjA

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

25/08/22

We are set up in the Assembly Hall ready to hand out results at 9 am - 10 am. of our Class of 2022 https://t.co/CM97naMmpB

24/08/22

We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2022 tomorrow from 9 am - 10 am in the assembly hall for their ✉️ We are proud of all students for the and they have shown during their GCSE years. See you in the morning.

10/08/22

Yr 6 Open Events: September & October 2022 Thursday 22 September: 5-7pm Monday 10 October: 9-10:15am Monday 17 October: 9-10.15am Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/RqEFqx1J17https://t.co/6Kt1BY71es

19/07/22

They loved the whole trip but especially the Eiffel Tower and Disney

16/07/22

The view from Platform 2 - spectacular https://t.co/eeKv4Xlddg

16/07/22

At the Eiffel Tower https://t.co/WgAKQ8WIJE

15/07/22

Some of the students in Year 9 looked at 'numeracy in art' for STEAM day and took inspiration from the artist Jasper Johns.  Using different media they created some really stunning number art, that will be compiled together to create one amazing piece for the Maths corridor. https://t.co/Yn5XjfVK4U

15/07/22

As part of this week's STEAM day, some of the Year 9 students made puppets in Drama and used green screen technology to bring them to life. Mrs McAuliffe, our head of drama, was so impressed with the quality of the puppets and the effort that was put in by all the students. https://t.co/Nw8qHHO1cs

07/07/22

This heart dissection was done alongside Miss Mackenwells who used her expertise as a vet to explain the workings. https://t.co/gZiW5nwf0b

06/07/22

Our first live awards event at Aureus. A great turnout, some amazing awards given out and lots of clapping and cheering to celebrate years 7-10. Well done to everyone who received an award tonight. https://t.co/LuNBFoz8MK

Assessment

The aim of assessment and recording is to monitor students' progress towards their target grades and to facilitate effective Assessment for Learning and Differentiation in both planning and delivery of lessons so that students remain on track to achieve their full potential. Assessment data should be used to highlight areas of underperformance so that appropriate strategies can be put into place and also to revise target grades (in both directions) so that they always remain realistic but challenging. Staff at Aureus use key information from Key Stage 2 (KS2) and from internal assessment to ensure that all students, regardless of prior attainment, make excellent progress. Assessment forms an ongoing student profile. Progress towards students' academic and social targets are reviewed during with teachers at Aureus.

At Aureus School, your child is entitled to

  • Regular testing of reading and spelling
  • Close scrutiny of class work
  • Moderation of student work against national standards
  • Tests at regular intervals throughout a subject course
  • Formal examinations prior to the writing of interim reports

In-lesson Assessment

The assessment cycle is simple and one that all teachers at Aureus adhere to. We use assessment data at to improve what is happening in the classroom; to help teachers understand where their students are and where they need to be; to motivate students and allows them to make progress and to inform parents and assist them in supporting their child's education.

In-lesson Assessment

Internal assessments run on a regular cycle at Aureus. These assessments are key points in each half-term. They give teachers a clear picture of the progress their students have made, informing their forward planning. They motivate students, helping them to understand what they have learnt and what they still need to cover. They are the end-point for the different units students are studying in their subjects, providing status and importance to the work that leads up to them and drawing ideas and concepts studied through the half-term together. They provide the content for the reports the academy sends to parents.

Targets:

In Key Stage 3 students are assessed on whether they are on track to  fulfil their potential when they sit their final GCSEs in Year 11. We do not give students their target grades as our focus in KS3 is on students developing good learning habits. If however, students are not on track to fulfil their potential then we may put interventions in place to help support the student, usually in class and occasionally. outside of class. 

In Key Stage 4 student targets are based on Fischer Family Trust, a national education charity who set targets for schools across the country using assessment data from KS2. They are aspirational and communicated to parents at the start of the year and throughout the year through the reporting process. Teachers will also add predicted grades to reports so that parents are kept informed of their child’s progress towards their targets. 

End of Year Examinations:

Students are expected to sit end of year examinations. We believe that summative assessment provides a strong measure of progress and allows students to experience the process of examinations. The information gained from these examinations are reported back to parents and used to ensure that all students are on the correct trajectory for learning and progress. We also complete in class assessments in November which are less formal.

Written Reports:

Parents and carers can expect regular contact about their child's progress at Aureus from staff as we believe that the school-parent partnership is vital in developing effective learners. 

There are two Parent Evenings per year and there are two formal reporting points where parents can expect to be informed about attainment and progress. Parents will receive a hard copy of reports that will include the following information:

Key Stage 3

  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year. 

Each student's attendance data and behaviour data 

  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Learning
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Home Learning 

Key Stage 4

  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year
    A current grade (except for the first report in Year 9)
    A teacher predicted grade (except for the first report in Year 9)
    Their FFT Target Grade
     
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Learning
  • A score between 1-5 for Attitude to Home Learning
  • Each student's attendance data and behaviour data