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ADHD Advanced Practitioner Awards 2022

22 April 2022

We are delighted to announce that a selection of staff from across Witherslack Group schools and learning centres have been awarded their ADHD Advanced Practitioner Award 2022.

As part of this award, staff embark on a three-year course endorsed by the ADHD Foundation, where they start as Practitioners then go on to becoming Coaches, and finally onto Advanced Leaders.  The members of staff and schools include:

Avon Park School, Teacher, Lauren Boat

Bridgeway School, Assistant Head Teacher, Gillian Morrissey

Cumberland School, Teaching Assistant, Michael Connolly

Cumberland School, Teaching and Learning Assistant, Gareth Sturges

Hall Cliffe Primary School, Science Teacher, Pauline Scott

Hartwell School, Teaching Assistant, Craig Heslington

Meadow View Learning Centre, Teacher, Olly Hitchen

Oakwood Learning Centre, Teaching and Learning Assistant, Amy Martin

Oversands School, Teacher, Lauren Jennison

Pontville School, Teacher, Rachel Doherty

Pontville School, Teacher, Lisa Britton

Pontville School, Teacher, Joanne Harrison

Pontville School, Deputy Cook, Stephanie Pitteras

The Grange Learning Centre, Teaching and Learning Assistant, Lee-Ann Hill

The Grange Learning Centre, Teaching and Learning Assistant, Joanne Weir

Westmorland School, HLTA, Amanda Eden

Clinical Services, Occupational Therapist, Lisa Taylor

Witherslack Group's ADHD Advanced Practice Project Manager, Heather Morley and The ADHD Foundation's National Director of Training, Colin Foley have assessed each portfolio, and have been extremely impressed with the high standard of work provided.

Heather commented:

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

Congratulations everyone, what a fantastic achievement!

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