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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

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

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

A successful Parent and Carer Autism Newtwork meeting last night Our local partnership EP led discussions and facilitated a workshop. Next meeting will have Autism Family Outreach leading.

15/02/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Happy halfterm to our fab team - you have worked your socks off since Christmas & really deserve a week of rest. Thank you for your commitment to our vision & values. & anyone missed! 🙌🏼 https://t.co/PAJdxR2lTz

15/02/19

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

has recently been the first school in Oxfordshire to be award the Gold If you would like to learn more about how they did this they are opening up their doors on 24th May: https://t.co/MZDLqPA7hG

15/02/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

School is a priority: understanding how to implement effective policy and governance is tricky. Our March meeting will be covering aspects of this...please encourage your to come https://t.co/k8aSKtX7xq

15/02/19

Retweeted From Paul

Every school should have memes at the end of their daily cover bulletin ✅ https://t.co/kFK32pMOIB

15/02/19

Congrats to our winners for their assembly reflection tasks and for showing ❤ this week https://t.co/CtYWUUtL35

14/02/19

Thank you to everyone who sponsored this community project. Your contributions enables this to happen. 🙏 https://t.co/Zp4rT0BZk2

14/02/19

Retweeted From LGBTQ Shrink

! I love you just as you are. https://t.co/X5fg5pgmXA

13/02/19

Retweeted From Gramps Ryans

Harris Morden. They had a brilliant focus on community outreach. spearheaded how the school liaised with parents and key community figures. She is doing great things with Schools are a reflection of the community around them.

13/02/19

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

we missed you! But perfect to hear from and . Congratulations all! Spearheading=brave

13/02/19

Retweeted From Katie Burnett

Fantastic opportunities to join our team in September! https://t.co/uL98WdauRo

13/02/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

Fab activity for the girls’ https://t.co/vgFuVxLWvq

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)