Search

(UK) Liverpool celebrates Neurodiversity Week; primary school awarded 'ADHD-friendly' status

Mar 15, 2021, Liverpool Guide: National Success for Everton Primary School this Neurodiversity Celebration Week https://theguideliverpool.com/national-success-for-everton-primary-school-this-neurodiversity-celebration-week/

During Neurodiversity Celebration Week (15-21st March), Whitefield Primary School has become the first school in Liverpool to be awarded ‘ADHD-friendly’ status by national neurodiversity charity, the ADHD Foundation. Based in Everton, Whitefield Primary School has been recognised for their ‘outstanding commitment’ to supporting neurodiverse children during the last academic year. The school is celebrating double success, having been presented with both the ‘ADHD-Friendly School Award’ and the ‘Neurodiversity Early Years Award’ by the ADHD Foundation. … The school has also responded to the sensory needs of neurodiverse children by implementing comfort corners, self-regulation spaces and outdoor environments to support physical development and sensory stimulation…. Furthermore, teachers work closely and collaboratively with parents and carers, and are committed to ensuring all children within the school learn about and celebrate neurodiversity…. “We are extremely proud to be awarded ‘ADHD-friendly school status’ and to receive the ‘Neurodiversity Early Years Award’. We are committed to providing an outstanding inclusive education for all our children. Working in partnership with families and with the support and the expertise of the ADHD Foundation has been invaluable to us and ensures that our children achieve ‘Nothing but the Best’.