Fair Ways School in Swanwick is the first Hampshire School to be awarded the prestigious ADHD Friendly School Award at the ADHD Foundation’s annual conference in Liverpool in October 2019.
Fair Ways has displayed an outstanding commitment to all of their students with ADHD. The school has an array of support structures and strategies to ensure that students with ADHD can access the curriculum fully and are happy and achieving at school. In addition, thorough staff training has been provided by the ADHD Foundation
All students learn about and celebrate Neurodiversity. Lessons are structured to provide opportunities for thinking and reflection. Physical activity is prioritised for students with ADHD. The school also provides a much needed calming environment for those students with ADHD who sometimes find school a very anxious place.
Dr Tony Lloyd, the CEO of the ADHD Foundation said “It has been a privilege to work with Fair Ways. The staff have gone above and beyond to make their lessons and their school environment enjoyable, supportive and safe spaces for their students with ADHD and I’m glad that they are getting the recognition for this that they deserve.”
Gareth Webb, COO of Fair Ways said “We are delighted to receive this accreditation as it represents the culmination of hard work and commitment by Fair Ways education teams and ADHD Foundation. This is another milestone towards providing our pupils with the best education we can deliver and they deserve.”
The ADHD Foundation, based in Liverpool, works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improve emotional well-being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self-management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties.