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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: 29/03/2019

Aureus school honoured for its mental health work

Place2be AwardsWe have received further national recognition for our work focusing on pupils' mental wealth following the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards ceremony in London on Monday.

Run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the Awards recognise the passion, determination and hard work that goes into the delivery of mental health and wellbeing support in the charity’s partner schools across the country. The award ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Aureus School, which opened in September 2017, was highly commended in the School Community category in recognition of our partnership with local Didcot community project The Art Room and comes after the gold status given to Aureus recently by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for School - an honour awarded to just six UK secondary schools.

Each morning before lessons Aureus students are offered half an hour of mindful strategies, art, reading or movement. 

"To have been received highly commended for an award like this is a real endorsement of all we have tried to do here at Aureus,” said head teacher Hannah Wilson. “From the moment we opened, our approach has been to offer a nurturing vision and a holistic education to nurture the hearts and the minds of our students.

"Wellbeing is at the centre of all we do here. We strive to equip our students with an emotional toolkit to help them overcome challenges in life by preventing consequences, rather than learning how to have to deal with them.

"We have special sensory rooms and safe spaces in the school like our nurture room, and we have recruited a Student Welfare Manager, a Nurture Manager and a Thrive Practitioner which allows us to deal with children individually.

"Our goal is for Aureus students to develop into well-rounded, emotionally literate citizens of the future. It has been that way since the start, so to have been noticed and recognised in this way is a real thumbs-up for the work we have done so far, and will continue to do in future."

Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche added: “All too often we are surrounded by stories of children’s mental health in crisis. Sadly, we hear less about the brilliant efforts made every day to support children and young people in UK schools. 

"To redress this, Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards recognise and showcase the remarkable work and commitment to promote mental health across our partner schools in the UK.”