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25/05/18

Retweeted From Innovate My School

Win £5000 for your school through sun-safety fun! https://t.co/0329Ccq5pH ft https://t.co/Pm9MvlzlwN

25/05/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

student did an assembly on this week. They looked at changing can't to can by changing your mindset. https://t.co/e8oln8zoiD

25/05/18

Retweeted From Jaz Ampaw-Farr

What a treat I’m in for! Looking forward to a day with the wonderful https://t.co/eZ81VXCZfT

25/05/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Looking forward to the next & network meeting on 11th June, 3.45pm. will be presenting the work they do in please do join us https://t.co/PNwzmAN05Q https://t.co/pCGNcM454W

25/05/18

Retweeted From Frederika Roberts

Some highlights of our at on Tuesday. Still can't stop grinning! https://t.co/hL4k7VY3tv

25/05/18

Retweeted From ActionAid UK

Thank you so much for your amazing support - the explosion of red sounds great, we hope everyone has a great day!! 🔴 🙌

25/05/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

staff running team. Here's a challenge for https://t.co/GmTbIHtT0m

25/05/18

Retweeted From Kathryn Morgan

What a superb effor team Incredibly grateful and humbled by your support and generosity. THANK YOU! ⭐️ https://t.co/UJDDayJKFl

25/05/18

Go team Aureus! Another £90 raised today for the - thank you wearing red for 👏 👏 👏 https://t.co/K9cHaaTCnO

25/05/18

Fantastic effort fundraising for today - wearing red for https://t.co/Q79UWYNExB

24/05/18

Retweeted From Graydin

It was such a pleasure working with you ! Enjoy building that coaching muscle

24/05/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Thank you for 2 days of the way. Coaching with and the was in a positive way. Now to go practise! https://t.co/i2479Dtvaq

24/05/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Looking forward to an explosion of red tomorrow as we fund raise for Our staff and students are fundraising for the library we are building in Mozambique this summer https://t.co/uVcibJANMu

24/05/18

Retweeted From GBM

RT : We're thrilled to announce our CPD event on the 19th June for teaching assistants and senior leaders! Find out more here 👉 https://t.co/D7TS32KCe5

23/05/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

talking about being used to support ADHD children instead of taking medication. we all start our day with https://t.co/y5shJz6vIa

22/05/18

Retweeted From Tom Rees

It’s 10 days until the publication of Wholesome Leadership and are running a pre-release competition. 📖 Please RT for a chance to win a FREE COPY of Wholesome Leadership drawn at the launch! 🚀 https://t.co/RQtVIAtjSj https://t.co/TDrh1C5r9A

22/05/18

Retweeted From Amanda Dewinter

What a lovely evening celebrating the launch of . Congratulations to and on bringing your message out into the world. You both oozed such warmth and good character, it was infectious - we all couldn't stop smiling with you! https://t.co/qsnCK7wV0y

22/05/18

Our pleasure :-)

22/05/18

Retweeted From Lorraine Ashover

Vibrant meeting again today. Love the fact that we went totally off piste from the agenda to discuss issues the group needed to. Thanks so much to for hosting us. Lovely venue, great value! 😁

22/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Barton

Here at the beautiful for the book launch oh with You both should feel so proud! https://t.co/LwSa2v5xgq

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.