ADHD supportive primary school?

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Carolpast
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ADHD supportive primary school?

Postby Carolpast » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:04 pm

Hello,
can anyone recommend a primary in the Streatham/Tulse hill/ Balham/ West Norwood/ Brixton hill area that provides good-empathetic support to pupils with ADHD?
My son  is on SEN support since nursery, as he started to display the symptoms of ADHD at 3. He was diagnosed a year ago by CAMHS. The school is using Lambeth resource pack to help him in the classroom, but despite being bright and eager to learn, he's struggling academically. He is also unable to self regulate his emotions, impacting the relationship with his peers.
The school agreed he needs a lot of support to focus and complete tasks in class, and supervision in the playground where he can become physical but due to lack of funds they said they can  provide no one to one support in class, no behaviour or play therapy. Communication with the school is also poor and I often have the feeling my child is perceived as a problem.
 would like to find him a more inclusive/supportive school and I am looking for recommendations.
I am currently applying for an EHCP.
Thank you
 
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firsttimerSW11
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Re: ADHD supportive primary school?

Postby firsttimerSW11 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:31 pm

Absolutely 100% Ravenstone in Balham.
Their SEN provision (inc ADHD) is brilliant.
This is anecdotal as I don't have a child there but I've heard it from several parents.
That headmaster will be one of the superheads of the future, mark my words.
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Spinosaurus
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Re: ADHD supportive primary school?

Postby Spinosaurus » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Hello, we have two children and one of them has SEN, possible ADHD both at Ravenstone and yes I would agree with firsttimerSW11. I actually dread to think where we would be if we’d chosen another school in the area. Very supportive, caring and ultimately effective leadership in the school. Please feel free to DM for more, all the best.
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Re: ADHD supportive primary school?

Postby betsyboop » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:38 pm

Hi, 

Sorry to highjack the thread, but could anyone provide feedback for SEN support (ADHD) at Honeywell please or any other local school near that part of Wandsworth. 

We are currently at Belleville and are finding the SEN support practically inexistent. 
They appear to be trying to solve everything and anything with rewards charts and a stick/carrot approach. 

Thank you.
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