We are delighted to announce that a selection of school from across Witherslack Group have been acknowledged as the first ‘ADHD Advanced Practitioner’ education settings in the UK.

The schools, including Cumberland School, Hall Cliffe Primary School, Lakeside School, Meadow View Learning Centre and Pontville School, had representatives embark on the advanced practitioner programme, where they took part in a rigorous programme resulting in them achieving the coveted status.

Colin Foley, National Training Director from the ADHD foundation congratulated the schools and will present the representatives with their ADHD Practioner Award at the ADHD Conference on Friday 4th October.

The representatives from each school are as follows.

Charles Cropper, Head of Vocational Centre – Cumberland School

Claire Traynor, Head Teacher – Hall Cliffe Primary School

Claire Lammas, Occupational Therapist – Lakeside School

Sally Ann Lee, Teaching Assistant– Meadow View Learning Centre

Heather Morley, Family Liaison Officer –  Pontville School

Micheal Webster, Regional Director commented:

I am delighted that our schools have achieved the first ADHD Practioner Award. Our work with the ADHD Foundation is recognised through these exciting and developmental opportunities that demonstrate the high level of professional work our staff teams complete in order to support young people in our schools. The work undertaken has allowed  staff teams to expand their knowledge and understanding of the needs of learners with ADHD, reflect upon their current practice and explore and further develop a range of teaching and learning areas.

Congratulations everyone on a fantastic achievement.