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17/10/19

In Year 9 Art, students have been mastering their drawing skills and experimenting with different materials whilst looking at architectural features https://t.co/kvqCDRlE3L

17/10/19

This morning 8I have been looking at minimal word improvisations and exploring a character's motivation in performance https://t.co/kVPfEe1I43

16/10/19

Year 7 have been practicing their rugby skills this morning in the fresh air https://t.co/l4p0mUM15G

15/10/19

Our first Open Morning today 9-10am for our prospective families! If you haven't managed to register for this one, we have some more dates available. We'd love you to join us! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/KnLZgKKyg5

11/10/19

INSET day today – ‘Brag and tag’ staff shared how they ‘stretch and challenge’ our students. Well done to Mrs Kakkad for collecting the most brag tags! https://t.co/vXJxd2YFcN

11/10/19

A fantastic new opportunity to join our wonderful as Deputy Headteacher. Find out more and Apply - https://t.co/KpEoURr8On https://t.co/zFTyyUC1u1

10/10/19

It's full ahead in the lab at our . Families are getting stuck in to neutralisation and chromatography https://t.co/Rt7hvC8fxn https://t.co/1oGEWktzNy

10/10/19

Inspired by the artist Victor Nunes, some creative designs in Art at our https://t.co/AjEFULmgTv https://t.co/vNbJRwZKrC

10/10/19

Our amazing choir has been performing our Aureus School Makaton throughout the https://t.co/ns8yd2GAxL

10/10/19

A few fierce games of scrabble played in English this evening https://t.co/0jyQXv8GHj

10/10/19

Our amazing Inclusion team have been welcoming our prospective families at our wonderful https://t.co/Nlbl4iwHYc

10/10/19

Some mathematical games being played in Maths https://t.co/qSF2EjNsiR

10/10/19

Great fun being had by families in the Sports hall, table tennis and badminton are a hit 🏸🏓 https://t.co/eWRcZ0ZAEZ

10/10/19

Our Dance studio has captured quite an audience this at our with constant routines in progress https://t.co/AUNtONR0oQ

10/10/19

Thank you to all our students for helping us to celebrate today! https://t.co/D2kQEQ5LBk

10/10/19

We are really looking forward to meeting prospective families at our Open Evening tonight. Headteacher talks will take place at 5, 6 and 7pm and there will be an opportunity to have a tour of our wonderful school. Would you like to join us? Register here: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/ZWqXSRLmLA

09/10/19

A reminder that students will be finishing at 1.45pm tomorrow for our Open Evening and Friday is our INSET Day. https://t.co/65nZTDmvqX

09/10/19

Fantastic to see so many students engaging in activities. Today's focus was race and students have made hand prints in the colour of their skin that will be displayed on our hummingbird ❤ https://t.co/bkU5bFaIaf

08/10/19

There is still time to apply! Find out more about these exciting vacancies to join our wonderful team: https://t.co/F7HxopHJoY https://t.co/dlO1Ak7Ghn

07/10/19

In Geography today, our Year 9's have been building a 3D model of a coastline. Some inspiring designs and great . Looking forward to sharing the finished designs later...#geography https://t.co/8zqqL9Ness

Posted on: 31/01/2019

Aureus School makes radio waves

BbcradiooxfordDeputy Headteacher Julie Hunter has been on BBC Radio Oxford to discuss the innovative approach to mental health and wellbeing we have at Aureus School.

Presenter Howard Bentham interviewed Julie on the Hometime show regarding the recent Gold Award for mental health awarded to the school by the Carnegie Centre for Excellence, part of Leeds University.

He asked Julie how the school, which has been open for 18 months, was able to incorporate a range of mental health strategies for both pupils and staff.

"We had the opportunity of a blank canvas,” she said.

Julie told listeners how the school ‘re-imagined’ the school day so pupils started the day with half-an-hour of calm activities from mindful art to reading all aimed at nurturing the ‘inner curriculum’ so students were ready to learn.

Howard also asked about the school’s nurture, sensory and thrive rooms which all provide support for students who can self-refer if they feel the need.

The school’s nurture manager triages the student and sees if they are ready to return to the classroom or if they need further intervention to ensure they are in the best emotional place for their education.

Staff also benefit from a wellbeing room where devices and posters outlining targets and learning are banned to leave a calm area with plants and cushions for staff to have ‘tea and talk’.

Recruitment and retention of teachers is a national issue and the facilities at Aureus School are built around ensuring staff as well as pupils are nurtured in terms of wellbeing and mental wealth.

The interview is available to listen to until around mid-February via the BBC Radio Oxford website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06x6bt6 and Julie is on air from 22 minutes.