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21/04/19

This term we will hold the Music Festival & Cluster Showcase.

21/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

We are proudly contributing to . This film will be a stimuli for our discussions & learning together. Its theme & the issues depicted sadly as relevant today as they were in 2017. https://t.co/TFMMPCOZyo

20/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Free training on Wednesday 24th April at 4pm. https://t.co/X1aDeCcaQe Book your tickets and come and join us. https://t.co/G7cokd25hW

20/04/19

Retweeted From calliefisher

Yes ⁦⁩ let’s do this 💪🏼 https://t.co/olAwhfgnpF

17/04/19

Retweeted From MJA Consulting

Great day at last week, so great to see all of the Year 7's getting involved in our bridge building competition, there were some fantastic designs, very creative and innovative and great teamwork, well done everybody!

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q5 We have the SDG’s on constant display on our display screens. I have also place each of the goals at appropriate places around the school E.G. Where they throw away food, we have the zero hunger goal right next to it

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q2 We are having a Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April exploring topics that are linked to the SDG’s such as period poverty, global storytelling and holocaust education to name just a few. Year 7 and 8 off timetable exploring these topics.

17/04/19

Retweeted From #TeachSDGs

In an effort to get more educators to engage and empower young people through , , , and have officially launched their slow chat. Jump in anytime! 😁🤓 https://t.co/OlWqAGwtpN

17/04/19

Retweeted From Victor Perton, “That Optimism Man”

"Working with a team of staff who are values-led, child-centred and forward-thinking makes me ." That's what Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA told me! https://t.co/D8zmaOzFfl

17/04/19

Retweeted From Monique Taylor

Why differentiation and a variety of interventions are necessary in schools. One of the many reasons why we have a Nurture Room . https://t.co/5UzLUvlghh

17/04/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

The in Oxfordshire provides a wonderful example of Values-based Education and a school culture that takes full account of the internal worlds of the staff and pupils and what they bring to the educational process as human beings https://t.co/pNQBriiR6P

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

On May 21 we are partnering with to host its one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/hcjjzZbtvc

17/04/19

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This is amazing, please retweet & share are helping hundreds of kids with , bullying and family problems. Let’s get them in every school! https://t.co/UBnSVGmNtg

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to playing a small part in a hugely important day for young people, alongside some wonderful orgs & individuals. Together providing innovative citizenship & safeguarding to inform, inspire & empower.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Looking forward to our Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April Working with some amazing contributors and The finer details of the day will be sent to you soon. https://t.co/In7PlIDdL8

17/04/19

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Really looking forward to visiting the amazing again for their upcoming Global Citizenship Day! https://t.co/eyxjaKsgpe

17/04/19

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

invited to take part in project 9-25 years get a chance to an innovative collection in our Atlanta showcase send an mail to youngdesignerawards.com https://t.co/Ga0L0Fy4xb https://t.co/vF5WMk7vNW RT https://t.co/hE807bns0w

17/04/19

Retweeted From AT The Bus

Well deserved recognition.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Oxford Mail

Oxfordshire schools get national recognition for nurturing mental health https://t.co/STPml8xXDG

17/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

Are you coming or wot? This is going to be super aces. Free CPD you can implement in school immediately, hang out at and spend time with some brilliant people - what's not to like? https://t.co/tZbGse05LU

Posted on: 05/02/2019

Aureus School makes headlines for Childrens Mental Health Week

Aureus school made headlines this week when Headteacher Hannah Wilson appeared on BBC Radio Oxford Breakfast Show and cameras from BBC South dropped by to focus on Aureus’ award-winning work on improving children’s mental health.

The events coincided with Children’s Mental Health Week and gave those outside the school a chance to see the innovative work being carried out inside, addressing one of the biggest issues affecting schooling and parenthood today.

Hannah said mental health was not taken seriously at the start of her teaching career but the school was prioritising it because of the long-term benefits.

“It wasn't something that was on the agenda when I was at school, or when I trained to teach, but society has changed a lot and we as schools have a responsibility to prepare our children for life,” she said.

She explained that having seen so many teenagers struggle with exam pressure had convinced her to take a “preventative, preemptive and proactive (approach) rather than reactive and responsive,” and as a result, mindfulness is part of our curriculum to ensure stress and anxiety never became major issues.

“We do things from the get-go - in Year Seven, they're building up resilience and skills so when they hit stressful points in life, they know how to deal with them rather than react to them,” she said.

As well as Hannah’s radio appearance, deputy head teacher Julie Hunter and pupils Holly and Patrick appeared on the regional BBC South news to showcase some of our school’s mindfulness teaching tools, and talk about the effect they have had – with Patrick even revealing that he had used what he had learnt at school to help his younger sister get to sleep.

Julie said our efforts as a school were having real rewards: “Last year some Year 7s came out of their exams and said that when they felt they really couldn’t go on any more, instead of walking out, they did mindful breathing,” she said. “No-one knew, they didn’t need to ask anyone for help and they managed to cope themselves.”

This local media attention is just the latest example of our school’s proactive approach to mental health winning praise – last month, we became one of just six secondary schools across the whole country to receive a Gold Status award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools.

Speaking after the BBC South news was shown, Dan Knowles, the chief executive of the Oxfordshire branch of mental health charity MIND, said we were “doing a fantastic job.”

I’m sure everyone will want to join in applauding everyone at the school for all their efforts in helping our school lead the way and set the standard for others when it comes to the issue of mental health among children.

Click here to view the BBC South Today news report

Click here to listen to the BBC Radio Oxford broadcast (about 7 minutes in)