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23/05/19

Retweeted From Winchester Science Centre

We're so excited to launch our Robots and Future Tech themed activities TOMORROW! 🤖⚡ Join us for a fun-filled exploration of the wonders of modern technology, including dancing robots and spectacular virtual reality. Book tickets 👉 https://t.co/LkjsyFMzyA https://t.co/yyIsNw9mxs

21/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Our line up is looking good, its free - so sign up! We look forward to seeing you there: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

20/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

Brilliant rehearsal today with ‘Voices of Aureus’ preparing for the concert on the 10th June! https://t.co/BLJaRCSNVy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So excited to be performing at the Standing Ovation Project in Birmingham on Monday 10th June! We can’t wait! https://t.co/asUtPyoAwa

18/05/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to host FREE CPD next week (Tues, 21 May) & to welcome colleagues from & more. Places available via -https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/6Brz9NK4oE

18/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

So proud to make sure that the + community is visible everyday. Students in the are currently planning a campaign against bullying. https://t.co/7rIcYK0D0Q

17/05/19

Retweeted From Standing Ovation Project

We are excited to announce the talented 'Voices of Aureus' at will be apart of our June 10th! We're so excited! 🎼 https://t.co/6xeXP41nXY

17/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teachers of Science, English, Ethics and Computing required - a brand new, state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. https://t.co/hi8zK4V0qb For more info, email recruitment.org https://t.co/rBVGrrbjBS

17/05/19

Lots of smiles at our today! 🙌 https://t.co/077PqzX8y0

17/05/19

Would you like to join our English department to help design a fun and engaging curriculum? We are recruiting a Teacher of English to join our team in September. Apply here: https://t.co/u2yDUF8cVh https://t.co/DzDccqKieO

17/05/19

Retweeted From Aureus School

Still time to apply! We are looking to recruit a Computing Lead Practitioner to join us in our 3rd year. Apply online: https://t.co/Se680YruC2 https://t.co/DiMEQ7QFzb

17/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

‘s LPD project session on feedback/marking was great! I was taught to feedback, not mark, on a PGCE placement - such a timesaver and aids true progress. I can’t wait for it to be in our policy at !

16/05/19

Retweeted From You HR Consultancy

What a great talk today with Hannah Wilson, exec head of about really embedding values into a team. https://t.co/n2WnAJWmjA

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

Huge thank you to Hannah Wilson for a wonderful talk at this morning. Engaging, impactful and heart warming. https://t.co/Gv48COX4bK

16/05/19

Retweeted From Tim Wraith

Another good breakfast event at this morning. Heard an inspirational talk from Hannah Wilson from in Didcot, she was fantastic. I always enjoy going to Jennings, great organisation and lovely people! https://t.co/Cw4OJD0lLN

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

We should all consider how we talk about our own bodies & use positive language. It’s easy to make a flippant negative comment & this is what young people hear. Thanks to for a great talk around body image & young minds https://t.co/hhH35X4rOH

15/05/19

Retweeted From Georgia Holleran

Breaking News!! Teachers are reporting outbreaks of wellbeing across the country! Race to https://t.co/jPc2pNWs8M to find out what on Earth is going on...? https://t.co/LJOz8JZJcR

15/05/19

Retweeted From Clare Erasmus #FamilyMH5aday #FRSA #FCCT

Highlight: day out on a course with with . I got to have a delicious lunch and time to connect with some amazing people. Low: got a school email saying I had missed a deadline !

14/05/19

Retweeted From Jane Hawkes

To all educators: you are amazing wonderful people and you will never really know the positive impact you have on the future. So as you go to school hold on to your integrity and passion for teaching. See each pupil for who they will be.

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.