Including Pupils with ADHD in Primary Schools

Tuesday 17th October 2019       10.00a.m. – 12.30p.m.


For mainstream first, primary and middle schools


This course will look at how ADHD is recognised and diagnosed, and the impact of ADHD on the child and those living and working with them. From this a range of practical interventions and support strategies will be identified. The knowledge gained will help you to recognise the signs of ADHD and choose practical strategies to effectively work with an individual who has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Inclusion for pupils with ADHD can be a challenge, 40% of children with ADHD are given fixed-term exclusions and 11% of these go on to be permanently excluded. The behaviours that lead to such actions being taken are the symptom of underlying neurological differences. However, disruptive behaviour is not inevitable, and by developing an understanding of ADHD and implementing appropriate support strategies we can develop personalised curriculum approaches to enable pupils with ADHD to succeed.

Participants will gain:

  • understanding of how the characteristics of ADHD arise from developmental differences
  • awareness of why a personalised approach is important
  • practical strategies to support the learning styles of pupils with ADHD
  • understanding of how to support pupils to develop self-regulation of their behaviour
  • critical reflection on positive management and intervention options 

Course led by Iain Chatwin