Education

ADHD Richmond works closely with local schools. Remember the best approach to help your child is to forge a strong working relationship with your Senco & teachers. They are your friends. Be nice to them. Appreciate them; value their help & understanding and what they are tasked with doing and the relative impossibility of universal success. Don’t antagonise the school staff; get them on your side. Above all, communicate with them as often as possible

Here are the slides from our Talk (April 25 2017) on Education & ADHD by the Director of Education Charis Penfold and Behaviour specialist Kamal Riar: ADHD PRESENTATION – 25.04.17

 

Read this information about Special Educational Needs (SEN) and what to do if you think your child has SEN.

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Eva Akins, our SEN lawyer, has produced an excellent document called 101 reasonable Adjustments for ADHD which will guide you through what you can expect for your ADHD student in mainstream or specialist school

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SEN Advocacy:  If you are in need of free legal advice on SEN and educational matters, RUILS offers a SEN Advocacy Clinic which takes place most Fridays from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Appointments can be booked via email to helen@advocacyandmediation.co.uk or by calling 07702 189889. For more information on the service please go to: http://www.metooandco.org.uk/activities/senadvice.  If you are new to Me too & Co, please complete the registration form before your appointment with their legal clinic.
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EHS

Is your child feeling under pressure from school exams? The Emotional Health Service offers some useful ideas in Dealing with exam stress

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This memorandum by the Special Educational Consortium sets out how best to support and encourage the positive behaviour and engagement of children and children with SEN

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CaptureADHD Together is an excellent online resource for parents to develop good relations with school

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Finding the best school for your ADHD child can be problematic. Here’s the Richmond specialistprovisionprospectus showing what schools are available.

Richmond and Kingston Boroughs may fund out of borough schools to pupils with either a statement or Education, Health and Care Plan  but it is not at all easy and a legal battle can often be the only way to achieve this. Beware that if you choose to send your child before agreement from AfC fees will not be back-dated. Here are some “Out of Borough” schools funded by Richmond or Kingston

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IPSEA

Independent Parental Special Education Advice:  find out what help is available for students sitting exams

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Fresh Start In Education was set up to help children who struggle with education and for whatever reason have been, or are about to be, excluded from regular education

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It’s important to keep track of all the communication you have with your child’s school. Copy this parent-school-communication-log