Schools from across Witherslack Group have started to take part in a new initiative to further their understanding and expertise around ADHD in partnership with the ADHD Foundation.

The advanced practitioner programme will see representatives from Cumberland School, Hall Cliffe School, Lakeside School, Meadow View Learning Centre and Pontville School undertake a rigorous programme that will result in them being acknowledged as the first ‘ADHD Advanced Practitioner’ educations settings in the UK.

Michael Webster, Regional Director, commented on the new initiative by saying:

“We want to continually challenge our school’s to be the best they can be in supporting children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs.  We have worked closely with the ADHD Foundation for some time now and this programme is a fantastic opportunity, which will result in further enhancing our already outstanding education and care offer to our pupils and their families.”

The ADHD Foundation’s National Training Director, Colin Foley, who will lead the programme, added:

“The ADHD Foundation welcomes the first cohort of teaching professionals to begin their journey towards achieving the Advanced Practitioner award in ADHD. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to this group being the first educators nationally to be recognised as outstanding practitioners in their ability to achieve the best for young people in schools with ADHD.”