Greenfields Academy is delighted to announce that the school has been awarded status of an ‘ADHD Friendly School’ by ADHD Foundation – The Neurodiversity Charity.
The award followed a period of assessment, training and development across the school. Led by Terri Parker from the Intervention Team, the school worked in partnership with the ADHD Foundation (the largest provider of ADHD training for parents and professionals in the UK).
This accreditation shows the staff team’s knowledge and skills in this area of need and the specialist environmental provision available at Greenfields assures all pupils are being effectively supported.
Greenfields Academy has now achieved the 6 ADHD Friendly School Pledges:
- To work with the ADHD Foundation to provide training for our staff team.
- To provide regular opportunities for all learners with ADHD to have access to physical activity and exercise during the school day.
- To provide opportunities for all learners with ADHD to learn self-calming strategies such as breathing, progressive muscle relaxation or mindfulness.
- To provide tactile resources in every classroom.
- To produce a display for the whole school and hold one assembly to celebrate the achievements of people living with ADHD.
- To provide information and support for parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD.