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Gaia Learning Receives the ADHD Friendly School Award
By: Gaia Learning
CEO, Kate Longworth, expressed her enthusiasm, "This award is an honour and reflects our mission to embrace neurodiversity. We aim to create a positive impact on our students and their families by accommodating every child's needs."
Founder, Kirstin Coughtrie, who established Gaia Learning due to the inadequacies of mainstream school for her neurodivergent son, remarked, "This award allows us to celebrate the transformative and sometimes lifesaving impact of creating alternative educational spaces where the environment adapts to the child, enhancing their wellbeing and prospects."
We at Gaia Learning believe in an educational journey tailored to each child's unique needs. The award symbolises our commitment to uphold the six ADHD-friendly school pledges aimed at empowering students with ADHD to flourish both academically and personally, involving specialised staff training, fostering physical activity, imparting self-calming strategies, integrating tactile resources, celebrating ADHD achievements, and providing robust support for parents and carers.
Our adherence to these pledges includes comprehensive training for our educators in collaboration with the ADHD Foundation, offering regular physical activities, and adopting innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology to facilitate a multisensory approach to education, reducing cognitive load and distractions. We celebrate the unique strengths and accomplishments of individuals with ADHD and collaborate with influencers who champion neurodivergent success.
Our commitment extends to supporting parents and carers with information and collaborative events, fostering partnerships between home and school to provide an inclusive education to all neurodivergent children, leading to real and transformative change in the educational landscape.
Coughtrie concluded, "We are grateful to the ADHD Foundation for highlighting the educational rights of neurodivergent children and aiding institutions in showcasing dedicated solutions and implementing substantial change."
In this significant month, Gaia Learning is not just celebrating an award but reaffirming its commitment to fostering an environment where neurodiversity is embraced, and every child's potential is unlimited. To find out more visit https://www.gaialearning.co.uk