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How to support a child with ADHD in education

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a complex neurodivergent challenge that children present to parents and teachers. It’s important to understand their needs and accommodate what suits them so they can achieve the best experiences and outcomes.

EDClass spoke to the founder and CEO of ADHD Advocate, Stephanie Camilleri to discuss the challenges of ADHD and what strategies we can implement to overcome certain barriers. Stephanie was a former lawyer and transitioned to educating and inspiring about ADHD following the diagnosis of her daughter and herself.

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5 benefits of online learning for off-site direction

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The education sector is evolving and adapting to accommodate the specific needs of students. These students with medical, behavioural or mental health challenges need a solution that can allow them to thrive and reach their education potential.

Off-site direction is used to support students with primarily behavioural challenges that are hindering their academic progress and personal development. Could an online or hybrid approach be more suited to these types of learners so they can focus their attention on their education?

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Success of online AP with Rodillian Academy

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Implementing a successful online alternative provision can be achieved if due diligence checks are completed by a school to ensure the provision provides high-quality education.

EDClass had the privilege of speaking to the head of year 7, David Paul from Rodillian Academy, to discuss how they have successfully implemented the EDClass platform. David also highlighted key areas and challenges that are currently present in the education sector that need addressing.

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Covid support for students how much longer should it continue?

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Covid had a significant impact on children’s education with a huge amount of lost learning occurring. Recent news has highlighted that GCSE students will get additional support during their exams. The BBC News stated:

“GCSE students in England will get formulae and equations in their maths and science exams under plans to limit the impact of Covid.”

This has raised the debate as to whether this support should continue to alleviate the learning gaps caused by the pandemic or whether this could diminish a student’s true understanding of their knowledge on certain topics.

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Schools Bill scrapped – how can students be helped?

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The Schools Bill, designed to improve education standards, has been scrapped potentially leading to more implications. What can be done to help support schools and students now whilst other plans are drawn up?

The Bill, which derived from The Schools White Paper in March, supposedly hit several obstacles and 18 clauses were removed relating to academies and regulations, ultimately leading to its dismissal.

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Government shift improves education for 22/23?

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Following the recent shake-up within the UK government, the impact it could have on the education sector could be massive. What does this mean for the education sector, alternative provisions and what needs to be done to improve standards for the 2022/23 academic year?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced his resignation but will remain as caretaker PM until a new leader has been chosen. Following several candidates vying for the position, it now looks as though “either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become the UK’s next prime minister”.BBC

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My End Point Assessment with EDLounge

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I started my Business Admin Level 3 apprenticeship with EDLounge in October 2020. After nearly 18 months of my apprenticeship, I can now say that I have completed my apprenticeship with a PASS grade!

When conducting my End Point Assessment, I have received enormous support from the tutors at EDLounge. I felt confident I would pass as my tutor has gone through every stage of my Gateway and EPA in great detail. They ensured I understood what will be asked from me and answered any questions or worries I had at the time. The staff at EDLounge always made it clear that I can always contact them if I was struggling with my apprenticeship.

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My Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship with EDLounge

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I am doing a Level 3 Junior Content Producer apprenticeship with EDLounge and I am working with EDClass, their sister company that takes on apprentices. I have been here since 15th February 2022 so not very long, but it will take me 18 months to complete my apprenticeship.

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My Business Admin Apprenticeship with EDlounge

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I have recently completed my level 3 Business Admin apprenticeship with EDLounge. I started working for EDClass in October 2020 and I have been here for just over a year. On average it takes 12 to 18 months to complete this apprenticeship, and I am extremely happy with how it was conducted and I am over the moon that I now have a qualification in Business Admin! 

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