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19/07/19

We are absolutely delighted to have won this award! Thank you Miss Costar for making this happen 🎉 https://t.co/KAOQhN6Oi4

19/07/19

Fantastic Celebration Assembly this morning🙌Congratulations to all the students who were nominated this year - a great achievement, well done. Enjoy the Summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back in September for our third year! https://t.co/byCCWYc1k7

19/07/19

Congratulations to the Malala Faculty for winning not only the Sports Day shield but also the Inter-Faculty Challenges Cup this year! https://t.co/hTFrNenEeM

17/07/19

A fantastic afternoon at the Sports Day 2019 🏆 Well done and thank you to all the students that took part, to all those cheering them on, to for helping us run the day and to our wonderful PE department for making it all happen 🙌 https://t.co/nPGnZ0oyWg

16/07/19

Year 8's have been investigating, designing and building marble mazes this week in Science https://t.co/rswxBAM1Gw

11/07/19

What is a chemical reaction? Our Year 8's have been experimenting in Chemistry this week https://t.co/vjRUJTx64l

08/07/19

enjoyed the and in London on Friday. They learnt about gender equality, queer history, intersex rights, wrote poetry and learnt how to make a positive change via social media https://t.co/LteBfCFCRl

05/07/19

It's 🎉 Congratulations to our winners this week for embodying our 'Confidence' https://t.co/Np9RCe2WnQ

04/07/19

Wow! Our STEAMettes club have been exploring painting using forces and marbling techniques to create some amazing planets for our Physics lab 🌎 https://t.co/1m65T5Y5jk

03/07/19

What a great way to start this beautiful day . 7I enjoying a game of kick rounders in PE this morning https://t.co/deCdRESxBQ

02/07/19

At our Year 6 days, we have been team building in PE, crime solving in English and taking part in some French games 🙌 https://t.co/q54kzeduAu

02/07/19

It has been wonderful meeting our rising Year 7's on their transition days this week https://t.co/7CKjFqtQU9

27/06/19

A reminder that school will be closed tomorrow for students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday! https://t.co/ALQml6jRMv

27/06/19

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to join the team in September! Come and join our wonderful school: https://t.co/fxruolYPNY https://t.co/PdNfEtp9TZ

27/06/19

Some inspirational rewrites of "Upon Westminster Bridge" by 8R this morning, exploring how poetic language is used to raise awareness of current issues https://t.co/rVxZY7YWFw

25/06/19

Retweeted From Pride Youth Network

Great to see are going full steam ahead with their especially creating around school🌈This is a great start in creating 🤝 Keep up the good work! If you want this in your school sign up here👉 https://t.co/mqMWvsH7o4 https://t.co/jjQkSGVSkW

25/06/19

A great session with our Pride Youth Network and Gina, our Student Health Nurse, discussing and questioning 'What does gender and sexuality mean to you?" https://t.co/Qbxl3Gzfws

24/06/19

Year 8 students have been developing a timeline of the Holocaust today in Humanties. Year 7's, currently studying "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in English Literature, joined them to admire their work https://t.co/oVSdxiz1rR

21/06/19

These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉 https://t.co/XZNzggvoDt

19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

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.