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19/02/19

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19/02/19

Retweeted From Bansi Kara FCCT

School librarians! This book looks excellent for encouraging young black boys to dream beyond stereotypes. Pass it on! https://t.co/rxY0ojCEF3

19/02/19

W/c 4/3/19 We are interviewing for English 📚 Media 🎞 Still time to apply: https://t.co/LU7dhiZ4y0 https://t.co/2weWHSp1rk

19/02/19

W/c 25/2/19 We are interviewing for PE 🤸‍♀️ Dance 💃 History ⏱ Geography 🗺 Science 🧬 Still time to apply: https://t.co/F7HxopHJoY https://t.co/sjoePE8wSa

18/02/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

This made my day today - a postcard from one of our Year 8s who has changed schools. Makes me proud of the young people we are nurturing. https://t.co/mlC1MuwfL9

18/02/19

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

This visit is long overdue... The Show visits the at the Powered in Didcot Must see if your local MP can swing by. His https://t.co/IGwzrHUuZy

18/02/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Excited to finally have booked to come to for our next secondary day and our first primary one. Bring on the rocket launching! 🚀 👨‍🚀 🌓 https://t.co/0mdiLbNi96

18/02/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

links nicely to our next value. https://t.co/29gJFPwySV

18/02/19

Our English Teacher who is our lead did a fab assembly on this last week for our of love. Think it needs to be explicit?

18/02/19

Parents beware. Screen what your children are watching / playing. Ensure age appropriate. Check what they are buying/ carrying. https://t.co/PTb3fxcRn4

17/02/19

Retweeted From In Didcot

This week’s post is the first in my series of ‘Meet a Didcot resident’. Pop over to the blog to meet Jack Cummings, an inspirational Invictus Games medallist. https://t.co/qM5iZK5rN2 https://t.co/O8a2Qtrm7w

17/02/19

Retweeted From Katie Burnett

Looking for a play park to take the kids this half term? Check out https://t.co/B8zDZqYGFK Please RT! https://t.co/povg0muEzV

16/02/19

Retweeted From Whole School SEND

Consortium partner are running a 1 day conference in London on 1st May on Adverse Childhood Events in Education – helping schools to understand and support. To find out more, go to: https://t.co/SZ2yOl1Vrm

16/02/19

Retweeted From ЄĿĿĪЄ

We made playdoh figures once to represent those more “negative” views of ourselves. Then squashed them and built ourselves looking strong/beautiful/confident. Interestingly, the “positive” people were usually taller the second time!

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali- #TweetingBreakforhalfterm

Come and work with us! We have lots of vacancies for year 3 of our start up Journey! https://t.co/V2DP0tfVlf Check them out! You get to work with leaders like !

15/02/19

Retweeted From Elevate

Sport and physical activity must be put "on a par with reading and writing", says Sports Minister Mims Davies. In her first major sport speech since taking on the role in November, Davies will call for schools to ensure children are "physically literate".https://t.co/qD45gBVDtL https://t.co/bpaSkiPOTP

15/02/19

Retweeted From Cornwall Sport

The UK sports minister will call for schools and clubs to ensure children are "physically literate" in her first major speech https://t.co/2Ed5dMDzFG https://t.co/exj851cbkl

15/02/19

Retweeted From Access to Sport

‘Physical activity should be on same par as reading and writing... developing children to be physically literate will build a sporting habit for life’

15/02/19

Retweeted From Anna Chalkley

Call for PE school sport &#PhysicalActivity to finally get the recognition it deserves so that schools can ensure that children are physically literate https://t.co/8jbrE3L0Nf

15/02/19

Retweeted From Education Executive

"Schools must ensure children are physically literate", according to the sports minister, Mims Davies: https://t.co/B4HYNo0ByI https://t.co/TnGTl39tnZ

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)