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24/09/20

This Saturday 26th September is the European Day of Languages, aiming to encourage language learning across Europe. At Aureus this week we have embedded a language activity into the start of every lesson https://t.co/K2GXNrCGYB

24/09/20

One week to go! We can't wait to tell you all about our amazing school. If you haven't yet registered to attend our Virtual Open Evening, you can do this via our website: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/KhBn3Ez0Yy

22/09/20

Congratulations to Bradley in Y8 for being shortlisted for the Grass Roots Football awards. Bradley was nominated for his contributions to youth football during lockdown and being a role model in his coaching of U8's team. Fantastic achievement Bradley, well done! https://t.co/MO4SJ2tsAk

22/09/20

Are you an experienced Maths teacher looking to progress to the next level? We are seeking a Head of Mathematics to join our school. Find out more about this exciting role and apply online https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV

17/09/20

There is still time to register your place at one of our Year 6 Virtual Open Events! Join us to explore our co-educational, school in the heart of Didcot and why we are your https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/RqEP31DGCZ

15/09/20

A beautiful day for rounders on the field for Year 9 this morning. We are so lucky to have this amazing space https://t.co/qxySm8mbxC

11/09/20

Really excited to be taking part in the Education Programme this year! Read more: https://t.co/N2vZQHxzng https://t.co/NEelprUbzu

10/09/20

Year 7 have been learning all about Bunsen Burners in their Science lesson this afternoon 🔥 https://t.co/VKpMCBM9mt

10/09/20

Great to see Year 8's working hard in English this morning 😊 https://t.co/nXuHtbLi97

10/09/20

Things are changing at Aureus...come along and meet our new Headteacher, Ms Hunter at our Virtual Year 6 Open Events. Find out more and register today here: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/O6PjLrAoPd

09/09/20

A week in and this is what they achieved in their first Dance lesson. Well done Year 7! https://t.co/CAeQvQ0TOr

08/09/20

We are looking for an experienced teacher to come and lead our Maths department. For more information and the apply online, visit https://t.co/sYPyGMKAqV https://t.co/eq4iAZMSMB

04/09/20

Secondary applications are now open! Have you booked on to one of our Virtual Open Events? Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC to register your place. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/MM56QEdvBm

04/09/20

A useful guide for parents and carers as we start the new school year: https://t.co/cT4OdolE8f

03/09/20

Excited to be welcoming our new Year 7's today for their first day . We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/VoDow0U2UI

02/09/20

Really looking forward to having students back in school from tomorrow! https://t.co/PRr9DtoEKN

17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

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:

Students are given clear targets for progress in individual subjects and towards overall goals through Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4). Student targets are aspirational and communicated to parents at the start of the year and throughout the year through the reporting process. The school provides a clear overview of the assessment benchmarks students need to meet in order to meet overall 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.

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 regular, 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:

  • Baseline level/grade for the year for each subject
  • Current/most recent assessment level/grade
  • The end of year target for each subject
  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year. This is based on the flight path for that year and subject
  • Each student's attendance data
  • Each student's reading age