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03/04/20

Our Aureus School Homily during this national emergency. https://t.co/l8TOJUIw4h

03/04/20

The next edition of our termly newsletter, The Aureus Chronicles, has now been published. Click here to read it and for details on how to sign-up if you haven't already: https://t.co/peyDbQJ5gc

03/04/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

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03/04/20

This stunning piece of acrylic artwork was created by Year 9 student Kyra, as a birthday card for her Dad, so beautiful that he decided to frame it. Well done Kyra! https://t.co/7G9ShW0Pph

03/04/20

There will be some new faculty challenges after the Easter break, but why not keep going with these ones throughout the holiday! We are sure parents and carers will appreciate the extra help 😀 https://t.co/Gntrlhl7Dq

03/04/20

Please enjoy this last video of the Spring term by Ms Saul, Mr Morris and Mrs Powell, where they announce the Faculty winner! https://t.co/B3CmIuwHbx

03/04/20

Some more great photos being sent in of our students hard at work this morning, fantastic to see everyone, well done! https://t.co/7iGy9TLmdP

02/04/20

Congratulations to our Hawking Faculty for achieving the most positive points this Spring term 🥳 Remember you can still earn points whilst working at home. Can Malala or Banksy take the lead for the Summer term? https://t.co/eYQ6myRUFr

02/04/20

As children are spending more time online at the moment, it is important to keep them safe. This website has some very useful advice, tools and resources for parents and carers - https://t.co/azNytLvFoc

02/04/20

Students have been busy taking part in the faculty challenge's this week to earn points for our Spring Term awards. We will announce the winning faculty later on today https://t.co/HgMTGYjvLt

02/04/20

Fantastic to see some more photos of our students carrying out their and taking part in some PE activities too! Thank you Chloe, Excellence and Grace for sharing, keep it up! https://t.co/7LAGETIyF0

01/04/20

Year 7 have been challenging themselves with the 'Go further' activity in French this week, writing a stanza in the style of the French Easter poem they are studying by Norette Mertens. Some lovely poems here by Caleb, Ben and Alisha, well done! https://t.co/VXUd4omU5b

01/04/20

This April why not take part in these 30 actions which aim to help us look after ourselves during this challenging time. We would love for you to share with us how you get on! https://t.co/hPDXr14iuD

01/04/20

A very well done to Charlotte and George for taking part in the faculty challenge; not only cooking up a feast for your family, but earning some faculty points too! These look delicious and beautifully presented 😋 https://t.co/Y7yM5cSsdR

01/04/20

Mr Morris, Mrs Powell and Ms Saul would like to share a message to all this morning: https://t.co/kC9DJtw5wP https://t.co/ODMf20zSgE

01/04/20

This month our value is 'Empathy'. Are you empathetic? Can you think of ways to strengthen and improve your own empathy? https://t.co/Nzwh3MiGGa

31/03/20

Miss Costar has a message this morning for G3: https://t.co/6aaOsZ3mYn

30/03/20

It's great to see our students working so hard at home. Here is Dan, Sam and Dylan getting stuck in to their work https://t.co/279EtUa7o4

30/03/20

Wow what an impressive piece of work Natalie, well done! https://t.co/zhXlSO07VE

30/03/20

Here is a message for R2 from Mrs Bainbrigge: https://t.co/ENMGpmNmmt

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