WESTON Point College has become the first school in Halton to be awarded ADHD friendly status.

The prestigious ADHD Friendly School award was handed to the Runcorn-based school by the ADHD Foundation, for their work with young people with ADHD in the last academic year.

The school has a range of support structures and strategies to ensure that students with ADHD can access the curriculum fully.

In addition, thorough staff training has been provided by the ADHD Foundation.

Colin Foley, training director of the ADHD Foundation said: "It has been a privilege to work with Weston Point College.

"The staff have gone above and beyond to make their lessons and their school environment enjoyable, supportive and safe spaces for their students with ADHD and I’m glad that they are getting the recognition for this that they deserve."

All students at the school learn about and celebrate neurodiversity, while lessons are structured to provide opportunities for thinking and reflection

Physical activity is also prioritised for students with ADHD, as well as a calming environment on-site.

Katie Anderson, head teacher at Weston Point, added: "Staff have been dedicated at Weston Point for many years to ensure that young people with ADHD are given an education which suits their needs and allows them to thrive.

"I see this award as recognition of this and the beginning of further work to engage the wider community to understand ADHD."

The ADHD Foundation, based in Liverpool, works with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well-being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self-management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties.

You can also follow it on Twitter @ADHDFoundation, Facebook @adhdfoundation and Instagram @adhdfoundation.