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19/12/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

We have organised a two day Youth Mental Health First Aid training course with for Network members if you are interested the link is below: https://t.co/YLLdmMuHJs https://t.co/ECh9eVDjkr

17/12/18

Congrats & our first accredited Lead Practitioners! A massive accomplishment - well done. https://t.co/P323F4MgSi

17/12/18

Congratulations to Patrick for winning the Pupil of the Term award. Patrick has consistently demonstrated Aureus' school values within the school and the community and has been made excellent progress in school this term. Well done Patrick! https://t.co/z9hUvkL7t0

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Please share with other innovators our 2nd event https://t.co/yLFk4nJrZE

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

The booking link for is embedded but also here: https://t.co/W0DDNlb9Ue

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

What a line up we have for Diverse Educators II on 12/1/19 Please share with friends and colleagues https://t.co/nNpfR0IQUp https://t.co/2UPjiiJgFN

15/12/18

Retweeted From SSAT

ICYMI yesterday - presented a workshop at the last week. You can also read ’s reflections on the conference https://t.co/dZm87xvoAH https://t.co/8kYa49nNbX

15/12/18

Retweeted From Independent Thinking

Tickets available soon for our biggest ever Big Day Out - 32 Associates plus workshops from Aureus School. It's going to be huge! https://t.co/qYFyx2IzGe https://t.co/FgUbyogQZg

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Lowe

Some really interesting stuff going on at the Aureus. School uses ‘nurture room’ to calm pupils at risk of misbehaviour https://t.co/bi0fu4Gi1r via

15/12/18

Retweeted From JacquiKemp

Read our latest blog about supporting your Mental Health First Aiders https://t.co/Dp6TtqfOK7

15/12/18

Retweeted From Naomi Clark

Today, I calmed someone down who had missed breakfast, dealt with someone with split dry skin on their foot (🤢), fixed a zip on a bag... and on a pencil case, encouraged someone distressed to come out of the toilets, found someone lonely a playmate... and taught! https://t.co/5numYaMZpT

15/12/18

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Thank you to our wonderful PCA for supporting this event. We couldn’t have done it without you.

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Holliday

Awesome once again. Nothing better than seeing kids doing something they clearly love. Music has no boundaries. Well done glorious aureus. 👏

15/12/18

Well spotted! is our Music Lead Practitioner & Choir Director - she was stood at the back of the hall leading the singer. Our Year 7 was the signing lead as it was This is Me with Makaton thanks to 🙌🏼🎶

14/12/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you Voices of Aureus for singing at our official opening & teaching our choir the Aureus song 🎉 https://t.co/SDCLhowpAl

14/12/18

Retweeted From Cat McGill

I’m collecting ideas from families about what sort of songs you’d like me to write in my new project. Got lots of great ideas from practical stuff like routines, family set up, to lots of feelings based topics like being loveable and knowing you are unique. Any more?!

14/12/18

Retweeted From Jo Lawrence

Great work https://t.co/rgwjgQIU7B

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

Forget isolation rooms - pupils at can choose to sit under a weighted blanket in a dark room to calm down, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iRVXRz

14/12/18

Retweeted From Play2Give

Fantastic donations received today from the families of . Thank you so much for supporting our campaign for a second year and donating so many fantastic gifts that will make so many children in hospital this Christmas smile and happy 🎁🎄 https://t.co/dfPvX00qZA

14/12/18

Hannah & Drew thank you for organising this community event. The PCA were fab too 🎄🎉🙌🏼

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