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03/04/20

Our Aureus School Homily during this national emergency. https://t.co/l8TOJUIw4h

03/04/20

The next edition of our termly newsletter, The Aureus Chronicles, has now been published. Click here to read it and for details on how to sign-up if you haven't already: https://t.co/peyDbQJ5gc

03/04/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

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03/04/20

This stunning piece of acrylic artwork was created by Year 9 student Kyra, as a birthday card for her Dad, so beautiful that he decided to frame it. Well done Kyra! https://t.co/7G9ShW0Pph

03/04/20

There will be some new faculty challenges after the Easter break, but why not keep going with these ones throughout the holiday! We are sure parents and carers will appreciate the extra help 😀 https://t.co/Gntrlhl7Dq

03/04/20

Please enjoy this last video of the Spring term by Ms Saul, Mr Morris and Mrs Powell, where they announce the Faculty winner! https://t.co/B3CmIuwHbx

03/04/20

Some more great photos being sent in of our students hard at work this morning, fantastic to see everyone, well done! https://t.co/7iGy9TLmdP

02/04/20

Congratulations to our Hawking Faculty for achieving the most positive points this Spring term 🥳 Remember you can still earn points whilst working at home. Can Malala or Banksy take the lead for the Summer term? https://t.co/eYQ6myRUFr

02/04/20

As children are spending more time online at the moment, it is important to keep them safe. This website has some very useful advice, tools and resources for parents and carers - https://t.co/azNytLvFoc

02/04/20

Students have been busy taking part in the faculty challenge's this week to earn points for our Spring Term awards. We will announce the winning faculty later on today https://t.co/HgMTGYjvLt

02/04/20

Fantastic to see some more photos of our students carrying out their and taking part in some PE activities too! Thank you Chloe, Excellence and Grace for sharing, keep it up! https://t.co/7LAGETIyF0

01/04/20

Year 7 have been challenging themselves with the 'Go further' activity in French this week, writing a stanza in the style of the French Easter poem they are studying by Norette Mertens. Some lovely poems here by Caleb, Ben and Alisha, well done! https://t.co/VXUd4omU5b

01/04/20

This April why not take part in these 30 actions which aim to help us look after ourselves during this challenging time. We would love for you to share with us how you get on! https://t.co/hPDXr14iuD

01/04/20

A very well done to Charlotte and George for taking part in the faculty challenge; not only cooking up a feast for your family, but earning some faculty points too! These look delicious and beautifully presented 😋 https://t.co/Y7yM5cSsdR

01/04/20

Mr Morris, Mrs Powell and Ms Saul would like to share a message to all this morning: https://t.co/kC9DJtw5wP https://t.co/ODMf20zSgE

01/04/20

This month our value is 'Empathy'. Are you empathetic? Can you think of ways to strengthen and improve your own empathy? https://t.co/Nzwh3MiGGa

31/03/20

Miss Costar has a message this morning for G3: https://t.co/6aaOsZ3mYn

30/03/20

It's great to see our students working so hard at home. Here is Dan, Sam and Dylan getting stuck in to their work https://t.co/279EtUa7o4

30/03/20

Wow what an impressive piece of work Natalie, well done! https://t.co/zhXlSO07VE

30/03/20

Here is a message for R2 from Mrs Bainbrigge: https://t.co/ENMGpmNmmt

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.