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We are absolutely delighted to have won this award! Thank you Miss Costar for making this happen 🎉


Fantastic Celebration Assembly this morning🙌Congratulations to all the students who were nominated this year - a great achievement, well done. Enjoy the Summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back in September for our third year!


Congratulations to the Malala Faculty for winning not only the Sports Day shield but also the Inter-Faculty Challenges Cup this year!


A fantastic afternoon at the Sports Day 2019 🏆 Well done and thank you to all the students that took part, to all those cheering them on, to for helping us run the day and to our wonderful PE department for making it all happen 🙌


Year 8's have been investigating, designing and building marble mazes this week in Science


What is a chemical reaction? Our Year 8's have been experimenting in Chemistry this week


enjoyed the and in London on Friday. They learnt about gender equality, queer history, intersex rights, wrote poetry and learnt how to make a positive change via social media


It's 🎉 Congratulations to our winners this week for embodying our 'Confidence'


Wow! Our STEAMettes club have been exploring painting using forces and marbling techniques to create some amazing planets for our Physics lab 🌎


What a great way to start this beautiful day . 7I enjoying a game of kick rounders in PE this morning


At our Year 6 days, we have been team building in PE, crime solving in English and taking part in some French games 🙌


It has been wonderful meeting our rising Year 7's on their transition days this week


A reminder that school will be closed tomorrow for students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!


We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to join the team in September! Come and join our wonderful school:


Some inspirational rewrites of "Upon Westminster Bridge" by 8R this morning, exploring how poetic language is used to raise awareness of current issues


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👉


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?"


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


These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉


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!

Posted on: 29/03/2019

Aureus school honoured for its mental health work

Place2be AwardsWe have received further national recognition for our work focusing on pupils' mental wealth following the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards ceremony in London on Monday.

Run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the Awards recognise the passion, determination and hard work that goes into the delivery of mental health and wellbeing support in the charity’s partner schools across the country. The award ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Aureus School, which opened in September 2017, was highly commended in the School Community category in recognition of our partnership with local Didcot community project The Art Room and comes after the gold status given to Aureus recently by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for School - an honour awarded to just six UK secondary schools.

Each morning before lessons Aureus students are offered half an hour of mindful strategies, art, reading or movement. 

"To have been received highly commended for an award like this is a real endorsement of all we have tried to do here at Aureus,” said head teacher Hannah Wilson. “From the moment we opened, our approach has been to offer a nurturing vision and a holistic education to nurture the hearts and the minds of our students.

"Wellbeing is at the centre of all we do here. We strive to equip our students with an emotional toolkit to help them overcome challenges in life by preventing consequences, rather than learning how to have to deal with them.

"We have special sensory rooms and safe spaces in the school like our nurture room, and we have recruited a Student Welfare Manager, a Nurture Manager and a Thrive Practitioner which allows us to deal with children individually.

"Our goal is for Aureus students to develop into well-rounded, emotionally literate citizens of the future. It has been that way since the start, so to have been noticed and recognised in this way is a real thumbs-up for the work we have done so far, and will continue to do in future."

Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche added: “All too often we are surrounded by stories of children’s mental health in crisis. Sadly, we hear less about the brilliant efforts made every day to support children and young people in UK schools. 

"To redress this, Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards recognise and showcase the remarkable work and commitment to promote mental health across our partner schools in the UK.”