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25/06/19

Retweeted From Pride Youth Network

Great to see are going full steam ahead with their especially creating around school🌈This is a great start in creating 🤝 Keep up the good work! If you want this in your school sign up here👉 https://t.co/mqMWvsH7o4 https://t.co/jjQkSGVSkW

25/06/19

A great session with our Pride Youth Network and Gina, our Student Health Nurse, discussing and questioning 'What does gender and sexuality mean to you?" https://t.co/Qbxl3Gzfws

24/06/19

Year 8 students have been developing a timeline of the Holocaust today in Humanties. Year 7's, currently studying "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in English Literature, joined them to admire their work https://t.co/oVSdxiz1rR

21/06/19

These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉 https://t.co/XZNzggvoDt

19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

19/06/19

Some amazing musical instruments created in our REcycled Music workshop https://t.co/hbjI0cibB8

19/06/19

Our Year 8 students have been looking at environmental risks we face on our planet today and researching apps that could help make us greener https://t.co/NZVyiodPa9

19/06/19

REinvent Food...our students have been making bread and butter pudding in this workshop today, inspiring them to reduce food waste https://t.co/sB4raMSWPo

19/06/19

We have been lucky to have Nick Garnett in with Year 7's today building a kinetic coral reef through play https://t.co/khkBrwePLI

19/06/19

Our 3rd day of the year, we have been looking at 'REinvent, REuse, REcycle'. Year 7's have been getting creative with REcycled wind chimes, Reco cultivation and REused sculpture https://t.co/GS8TPhtFWk

19/06/19

We would like to thank all our amazing teachers at today and to congratulate the wonderful Ms Costar for being nominated for the 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award' 🎉 https://t.co/PxV4LA7qGr

18/06/19

We have been working with local businesses today to help develop our careers programme. Thank you all for joining us https://t.co/dBKqPy6KT8

18/06/19

We are growing our wonderful team for our third year and are recruiting for a Teacher of English, Teacher of Science and a Computing Lead Practitioner. Visit https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK to find out more! https://t.co/jMxIcwwgA1

14/06/19

Today our became 🎉 Congratulations to all our winners this week for showing our value Integrity https://t.co/76pBfXagSd

13/06/19

"The PGL trip was SO FUN!! My favourite activity was the climbing wall because I overcame my fear of heights." Read more about our recent PGL trip https://t.co/BsoLqquWT5 #10%braver

12/06/19

Quite a different style to 8A's English lesson this morning, discussing who they feel is to blame for Mrs Alexander's revelation in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" https://t.co/ntWfeu9JyN

12/06/19

Check out "It's a Hard Knock Life" by the wonderful Voices of Aureus https://t.co/eJpCVZ7XJU

12/06/19

Retweeted From Anthony D

A massive thank you to for bringing the amazing, sensational Voices Of Aureus all the way from Didcot Oxford! They sounded incredible! Hope you can be part of our November concert!🎶🎵🎼🎺📹🎻🎹 https://t.co/ZwLiahSFax

12/06/19

We were delighted to be invited to the concert on Monday this week. Read more: https://t.co/o8ZB9JdjEy https://t.co/u5LUbFa1oT

09/06/19

We have had such an amazing time at Osmington Bay So proud of our Year 7's for embodying our Aureus values https://t.co/MDs7BGpflF

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.