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17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

13/07/20

Are you all itching to find out which faculty won the Virtual Sports Day? Find out here! https://t.co/7LGfGVRmtS 🏆

10/07/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

10/07/20

Well done to all those that took part today. We will now total up all of the points and reveal the winning faculty on Monday! https://t.co/Nu5SjwcZGC

10/07/20

Thank you Amber for sending these photos of you taking part in our Virtual Sports Day today, great work on the standing long jump and bottle flip tasks. https://t.co/oeJcA5Nc9I

10/07/20

Zoe taking part in Skill Test 2, the one foot balance. https://t.co/9HPPBMHQ8z

10/07/20

Bradley in Year 7 taking part in Task 4 - Speed Bounce for our Virtual Sports Day, great work! https://t.co/84mlbvTLVs

10/07/20

Charlie in Year 7 taking part in the plank challenge for our Virtual Sports Day this morning, well done Charlie! https://t.co/hn628HOXzd

10/07/20

We hope you are all enjoying our Virtual Sports Day so far! The weather has been kind so it's a great opportunity to get some fresh air! Here is Clayton showing us his standing long jump skills for Task 2! https://t.co/OctebFgCvX

09/07/20

and an amazing vortex in a bottle! https://t.co/2vBygoNGMM

09/07/20

Dancing raisins in a glass! https://t.co/UKuQJbq1Yg

09/07/20

Year 8 have been working hard on Science challenges from the . There is a an amazing range of challenges completed by Year 8, Well done everyone! https://t.co/AKerFpbja7

08/07/20

This is a fantastic free virtual event to take part in next Tuesday 14th July https://t.co/XGlHI364DR

06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

Posted on: 15/01/2019

Aureus sets gold standard for mental health

Mental Health Identifier GOLDWe are delighted to announce that Aureus has become the first school in Oxfordshire to receive a gold award for dealing with the mental health of both pupils and staff.

We were among only six secondary schools in the whole country to be awarded the Gold status of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools.

Executive Head Teacher Hannah Wilson said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded Gold Status - it is a rare honour and reflects the importance everyone at Aureus School places on promoting and protecting the mental health of everyone within the school community."

We have recently opened a dedicated safe space for students to use as a safe space to explore their feelings. The Nurture Room allows them to take time out and, if it’s deemed necessary, they can also use the school’s sensory room to watch an aquarium or sit under a weighted blanket.

Hannah continued: “Our nurture room allows our students to self-refer and is just one of many tools we utilise to ensure our students have the very best on offer in terms of support across all areas of their education - we call it our Inner Curriculum offer."

A member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, we opened our doors in September 2017 and from the very start we have been offering holistic care allowing pupils to grow, learn and flourish. 

Every pupil has half-an-hour of mindful art, reading, science or movement each morning, ahead of lessons. Aureus School are also the host for The Didcot Art Room which is run by a national charity to bring art therapy into schools.

Our deputy head teacher Julie Hunter is also trained in mental health first aid, mindfulness and the science of happiness.

“A brain in pain cannot access learning and actually a student needs to be ready to learn,” she told a conference for school leaders in Birmingham last month.

Students at Aureus School, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) specialist academy also nurtures each of its students so that all can thrive and become confident, articulate and aspirational global citizens.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence is part of Leeds Beckett University and makes gold, silver and bronze awards to schools signed-up to its programme.

It is designed to “strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system and each award status lasts for three years”.