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12/02/18

Retweeted From Nicola Clements

Some positions here in school in Oxfordshire. Having visited it's well worth a look! https://t.co/xBspsxHzq6

12/02/18

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Lead Practitioner - Science Didcot, Oxfordshire https://t.co/VcFuT1NQtU By: 18th Feb For: Sept 18 Lead Practitioner required - a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened in Didcot, in September 2017 https://t.co/ERPvP7HhYA

11/02/18

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Looking to Return to Teaching in Oxfordshire? Come along to our coffee morning for support and advice about how to get back into the classroom. Book on here https://t.co/klJekCRnR2 , https://t.co/LjSKXjDvTJ

11/02/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

These are our current vacancies - close 18/2. We would love to hear from you: https://t.co/TjQFtlLN99

10/02/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We are looking for dynamic Nursery, Early Years, Reception & KS1 teachers to join our team as we open our school in Sept 2018. An excellent opportunity to start your career with & work with the the team https://t.co/lXvsD3Six8

10/02/18

Hear from our Headteacher & Drama 🎭 teacher Hannah

10/02/18

Hear from our Deputy Headteacher & English 📚 teacher Bennie

10/02/18

Hear from our Deputy Headteacher & Humanities teacher 🌎 Julie

10/02/18

Hear from our Inclusion Leader & English teacher 📚 Amjad

10/02/18

Hear from our Science Leader 🔬 Chris

10/02/18

Hear from our Computing teacher 💻 Paul

10/02/18

Hear from our PE teacher 🏃 Charlotte

10/02/18

Hear from our Art teacher 🎨 Laura

10/02/18

Hear from our Spanish teacher 🇪🇸 Lannah

10/02/18

Hear from our Maths teacher 👨🏽‍🏫 Anna

10/02/18

Hear from our PE teacher Chris 🏉

10/02/18

Hear from our Arts Lead 🎭 Drew

10/02/18

We need dynamic English, Maths, Science, DT & Music practitioners. Committed to our mantra 🌱 📚 ☀️ https://t.co/63McFnFLts

10/02/18

.Still time to apply to join our values-based team in our school as we move into our 2nd year: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK

10/02/18

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

one girls footy fixture tomorrow for U13 girls are home vs the fab

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy, Library and 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:

All Year 7 students will have access to an e-reader from Spring 2018 that they can use in school and at home. 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 speak 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.