Best Practice

Supporting pupils with ADHD

Dr Tony Lloyd offers advice on how to improve learning and achievement for pupils with ADHD

Entrepreneur Richard Branson, actors Emma Watson and Will Smith, comedians Rory Bremner and Russell Howard, Olympians Michael Phelps and Lewis Smith, chef Jamie Oliver, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton – all have one thing in common: they have ADHD.

If school reports are anything to go by, so too did Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Albert Einstein.

ADHD affects five per cent of the school population – one in 20 children – so it is very likely you will have at least one and possibly two children in your class with ADHD. The number of children diagnosed in the UK is approximately two per cent – so there are three per cent of children with ADHD who are never diagnosed.

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