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04/06/20

Bethany chose to do some art work in the garden this afternoon, influenced by current affairs. This is beautiful Bethany, well done! https://t.co/fetUNmJAqt

02/06/20

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7's in September. In the meantime, we have made them a video to give them a tour of Aureus 😁 https://t.co/Tn4ghZizJE

02/06/20

Year 7 student Libby has creating this fantastic piece of observational art, turning her pencil case into a chocolate bar. Well done Libby, it looks amazing! https://t.co/6a2PqTTWcV

01/06/20

Joyful June! Even in these difficult times, find something good in every day 😊 https://t.co/1Y5c4giPpr

01/06/20

Mr Hayden and Mr Crowe would like to set you a catching challenge this week, watch the video to find out more: https://t.co/gyefA8LjP2

01/06/20

Our new Faculty Challenge this week...Baking! https://t.co/HrIXSEXHHV

01/06/20

If your child is travelling to school, please remind them to walk or cycle where possible. If your child has no alternative and has to travel by bus, please remind them to follow the guidance here: https://t.co/u1ZcVkA9by https://t.co/v8btpJ6vPr

01/06/20

We are immensely proud of our students for earning 250 coding awards this year! 🥳 https://t.co/EJMn0aq58l

01/06/20

Welcome back to Summer Term 2! Ms Hunter has published the June Assembly on Integrity this morning, you can watch it here: https://t.co/IinZ1TYzyl

01/06/20

Our value this month: Integrity https://t.co/CrjJMWk1Tp

25/05/20

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our growing SEND and Inclusion Team . Find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply online: https://t.co/0AWVGuWFLv

23/05/20

Eid Mubarak to our community celebrating this weekend 🎉 We wish you peace, happiness and prosperity to all https://t.co/wWZuJFQs6G

22/05/20

We would like to share with you these wonderful new scoreboards which are now displayed in our hall! The scores have been updated today...congratulations to Hawking Faculty once again for leading the way with positive points! Have a restful half term everyone! https://t.co/sKJzH9IAJn

22/05/20

We have some exciting opportunities to join our team 🔶 Teacher of English (maternity cover) 🔶 Teaching Assistant 🔶 Cover Supervisor For more information about these roles and to apply online, visit https://t.co/1Z85MK1Mo6

22/05/20

At Home Science Club! Can you make a slice of lemon rise in a glass? Have an adult help you with this one. Can you explain why the lemon rises? Here is a YouTube video to help: https://t.co/s7hsGQUZXo As always, send your clips/photo to media.org https://t.co/dZQk2ouNVV

21/05/20

Retweeted From Heads Together

📺COMING SOON to - 'Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health’ – a brand new documentary following our campaign with and the . On BBC One and from 20:05 on Thursday 28th May. | | Sporting Chance https://t.co/rEETfLrwKl

21/05/20

We are blown away with this amazing anime artwork that Year 8 student Kaylum has been producing at school. Absolutely fantastic! https://t.co/fM91CQG2UI

21/05/20

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It's cool to be kind 😊💖 In support of the theme for , we're sharing 14 ways you can show kindness online this . Be positive, be caring, be kind. >> https://t.co/QLwwJMHlEH https://t.co/baFtVBICOF

20/05/20

Year 8 student Chloe took part in Ms Baker's Science challenge this week, using the concept of density to create a rainbow in a glass! Great results, well done! https://t.co/PISVPRZotf

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”.