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17/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Would anyone be interested in doing a 5-10 minute presentation on the 5th?

17/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/V3M5SzYdr7

17/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Free online training https://t.co/XosC03xh3X

15/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

kicking off our Digital Skills curriculum workshop at https://t.co/QB442bOWpi

15/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

We're looking for the next young musical star in Oxfordshire! 18/10/18 - , OX11 6FF (4:45PM-7PM) 31/10.18 - , OX28 1DX (4:30PM-7PM) No pre-registration, simply turn up on the day! Entrance is £3 per individual or £5 per group. https://t.co/BVIQ8skJ1U

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

we would love the meditation pod for

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We would love to connect re our school in Oxfordshire. re a collaborative business partnership

14/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/XnaMB28xFT

14/10/18

Absolutely - we are planning some parents taster sessions for to share the strategies - will add some tips to the bulletin too

12/10/18

Retweeted From Lisa Harker

Felt privileged to discuss adolescent mental health with a DOZEN professors this morning, relaying our experience to help shape future research thanks to

12/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Tickets for our next network meeting are available now. Discussing working with parents to give them better understanding of mental health and wellbeing. https://t.co/yHNRlqNsbC

12/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

is hosting FREE Google CPD: 1/2 day Applied Digital Skills training on October 15th for Primary & Secondary Teachers ! Learn how to use the curriculum resources with your learners so they can sign up here https://t.co/3I2A6oCUpZ https://t.co/ipm5nVwCJY

12/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

Not long until we turn up at for - anyone aged 11-18 can enter!

12/10/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Design Technology SouthEast (Didcot) https://t.co/FWjng80MsY By: 15th Oct For: Jan Design & Technology teacher required in Didcot. Full or part time and NQTs welcome. Call 01235 313713 to arrange a tour with Executive HT https://t.co/7JjWSRJ2Q9

12/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

Absolutely brilliant assembly to end the week with! Our students loved it ✅👍😀 https://t.co/38TIUxbXjy

12/10/18

Retweeted From Gee 💕

Ready for my video call with the year 8's of with 🎉💕 Its possible to be nervous on video call who knew!! https://t.co/U05wxa3rwn

12/10/18

A great opportunity for Primary & Secondary ICT teachers, hosted Monday 15th October https://t.co/hsv46ZkDJk

12/10/18

Retweeted From Barbara Holzapfel

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month to help empower all people in the workplace. Find out how to get involved here: https://t.co/cOg5FFJaa9

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy is at the heart of everything we do at Aureus. We believe that the ability to read, to write and to speak with confidence and fluency is the key to future success. Each member of staff is a passionate advocate of language and learning. Our lessons are built on the premise that all students will have the opportunity to develop their comprehension and vocabulary, to write extended pieces of work and to learn the convention and art of debate.

Did you know?

  • Less than half of 8 to 16 year olds have read a book in the last month
  • 49% of children and young adults think that reading is boring
  • Children who enjoy reading are 5 times more likely to be 'above average' in their Reading Assessment levels
  • 22% of children report that no one at home encourages them to read
  • 1 in 3 does not own a book
  • 62% of boys do not enjoy writing and pupils at Key Stage 4 are the least likely to enjoy writing
  • Research shows that the average length of a student's contribution to a class discussion is only 4 words

We believe that promoting literacy is a whole school responsibility and not just that of the English department.

The Literacy and Oracy Entitlement

  • Your child will attend lessons at Aureus in which reading, writing and speaking & listening are regularly supported and practised, regardless of subject area
  • Your child's reading age will be taken into consideration in the use of resources, with the aim that he/she will be challenged to improve by acquiring new vocabulary and concepts
  • Your child will read in each subject area, where appropriate, to increase his/her exposure to ideas and vocabulary
  • Your child will have access to a range of classic and contemporary literature for free in a well-equipped and helpful school Library
  • Your child will have the entitlement to write at length, where appropriate, in each subject area and out of class through clubs and competitions
  • Your child will be challenged to develop his/her speaking and listening ability in interactions with staff and students, thereby learning the value of verbal full sentence construction and modes of formality

Reading for Pleasure

We expect Year 7 students to have reading material with them at all times and they will be set reading challenges. All Year 7 students will visit the local library to ensure that they are able to borrow books outside of school too. Our aim is to ensure that our students have read a wide range of classic and contemporary literature by the time they leave the school.

The Library

The school has a wonderful library that is full of fantastic books specifically aimed at helping students reading and learning skills. We want all students to become readers for life. Students will be able to borrow two books for two weeks and will be encouraged to complete the borrow/read/return cycle. Over the course of the year, the library will host events and competitions that all students can take part in.

Speaking and Listening

We strongly encourage students to participate in activities that develop their speaking and listening skills. At Aureus, there are opportunities across the school year to practise the key skill of speaking in public, including during assemblies, at parent events and in formal competitions with external organisations.

Students with English as an Additional Language

At Aureus, lessons are designed to support all learners, regardless of prior experience with the English Language. We recognise that some students will need additional support in school to access the curriculum. We invest in staff and resources to allow students to have intensive language tuition if necessary.