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24/04/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

Super exciting to see the first edit of the video today filmed at ! and I deserve oscars, in my humble opinion 😋

24/04/19

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On May 21 we are partnering with to host one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/j9psrvO64b RT

24/04/19

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Looking forward to supporting our friends tomorrow & contributing a 'MY world to OUR world thinking' presentation to their Global Citizenship Day. Lots to discuss, great to think & learn together. https://t.co/oMCV9GsKvg

24/04/19

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Join John on May 1st for an afternoon of invigorating science, technology, and innovations in Genomics. Registration (free) here: https://t.co/F8OjRiLjMg for an exciting event packed with speakers, panel discussions, and networking! https://t.co/Qm6uJqbHjL

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

the video shot is fab! do us proud 🙌🏻 https://t.co/sUrQEBK4Ij

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Massive thank you to everyone who has planned, coordinated & delivered INSET for our team during the last 2 days! https://t.co/XWjy67TSX2

24/04/19

We need to see who replies?

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Lovely to see at today! Thanks for organising twilight. Can’t wait for the day tomorrow & in May 🙌🏻 https://t.co/0wcNcmbZQu

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

At the lovely and am completely inspired by - an immersive world of story and community. Welcome to 🤩👌 https://t.co/OVOfhmQXbA

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

Just watched a beautiful video on the platform from Dinner360. A man and his daughter. It evokes thoughts about We could weave this in to our themes of Identity and Community & Mind, Body & Soul

24/04/19

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How can we better link the with our curriculum and the new platform? Great question https://t.co/9PjI6qMxVP

24/04/19

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How can we make those connections with the and our new curriculum. Here’s how 🤩🤓 https://t.co/3wxo5oOpQ6

24/04/19

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24/04/19

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24/04/19

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An important look at how empowering young people to navigate the world of social media provides them with a critical life skill for both the digital world and their future workplace from Julie Hunter, Deputy Headteacher of https://t.co/fW8ZEEL7MZ https://t.co/VCq0zmkMfE

24/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

And we’re off! Starting the session with a lovely group of teachers who have come to to learn about https://t.co/dKtm2YeTi2

24/04/19

Retweeted From Carolyn Saul

If any has photos of how they use their board effectively can you post the please. Thanks for today Bennie it was fab 📚✒️📝

24/04/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Staff ready to become word experts now. https://t.co/YU0IUkMzOt

24/04/19

Retweeted From Bansi Kara FCCT

Loved working with the team today on Ingrained Literacy strategies! So many useful discussions about how to make literacy an intrinsic part of our pedagogy. https://t.co/l5WO3R9bJr

24/04/19

It would be interesting to know how many of our parents & carers are following us to ask them too?

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)