Provision of Support and Accommodations in English Schools and Universities

Support and accommodations are vital for individuals with ADHD to thrive in educational settings. English schools and universities have a responsibility to provide reasonable adjustments to ensure equal opportunities for students with ADHD. Here are some key considerations:

  1. Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) and Support Plans: IEPs and support plans outline specific strategies, accommodations, and support services tailored to the individual needs of students with ADHD. These plans facilitate collaboration among teachers, parents, and other professionals involved in the student’s education. They promote consistent support and implementation of accommodations.
  2. Classroom Accommodations: Classroom accommodations aim to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with ADHD. Examples of accommodations include preferential seating, modified assignments or deadlines, additional organizational support, visual aids, and providing breaks or movement opportunities during lessons.
  3. Access to Learning Support: Students with ADHD may require additional learning support to address academic challenges. English schools and universities typically provide access to learning support departments or specialists who can offer individualized assistance, such as study skills training, tutoring, or academic coaching.
  4. Social and Emotional Support: Emotional well-being is essential for students with ADHD. English educational institutions often have counselling services or pastoral support teams that provide emotional support and guidance. These services can help students manage stress, build resilience, and navigate social challenges.