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24/11/17

Retweeted From Kathryn Lovewell

inspiring us. Preventative strategies not waiting til YP meltdown. https://t.co/0y86h8h2KJ

24/11/17

Retweeted From Caro Fenice

What a stupendous final speaker today. Thank you for a your outstanding work and to and her amazing team. Fabulous event. https://t.co/ROzCWMpXKL

24/11/17

Retweeted From Mrs Wilson-Downes

Getting lots of ideas and meeting some fab people, ِ and learning to be honest and compassionate with ourselves https://t.co/nfrlwd0gsP

24/11/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

conference asking do all our learners feel like tge belong? Do we care enough about all our learners and does our curriculum make a difference

24/11/17

Retweeted From @SchoolMentalHealth

Hope the conference is a huge success. is there representing our work. https://t.co/D7p5e0Y39P

24/11/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

I'll send a pic of our worry eater next week. He's waiting in our new THRIVE room ready for our official opening. gaining a new space to flourish

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thank you & for inspiring opening key notes at the conference https://t.co/f6unjxhCZs

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thank you & for thought provoking case studies at the conference https://t.co/k7zjxT9gke

24/11/17

Retweeted From Mary Taylor

So pleased to take part in conference . An inspirational new school.

24/11/17

Retweeted From Leanne Avis

Had such a and day today thank you so much to and for the conference

24/11/17

Retweeted From Mary Taylor

Wonderful to hear year 7s Olly and Maddie talking about why they enjoy mindfulness.b

24/11/17

Retweeted From clare

How close r u to Oxford? Not that far for your next quiet mindfulness movement and students will guide your mindfulness.

24/11/17

Retweeted From Tes

As you may be aware, sent the grumpiest member of our team, , on a course last week. So, did he find inner zen? https://t.co/snWzPtIkK2

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We are are 45 mins from Paddington - open invite for 8.30am any morning to join us for our daily diet of curated by

24/11/17

Retweeted From Deputy Head Pastoral

A huge thank you from for an enjoyable and informative day https://t.co/em8M2jTLv6

24/11/17

Retweeted From Teresa Day

Thank YOU Hannah - what an inspiring school and team you all are: wellbeing built into the bricks and mortar

24/11/17

Thank you to Jackie Billington, our Didcot Mayor, for joining us for lunch & a tour today. https://t.co/MmtijZXNYL

24/11/17

A big congratulations to this week's Well done all! 👏 https://t.co/oN5SQXaaAR

24/11/17

Thank you for funding an amazing day on & - an amazing community of educators committed to the cause. https://t.co/ArY1TcTPI2

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

I am so proud to be the headteacher our staff did an amazing job hosting the conference today. 👏 The whole team pulled together to enable it to happen. A big thank you to you all! https://t.co/pzemkUcXeV

Assessment

Assessment and Reporting

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, 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 Aureus School 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