Team Alford Update

We’ve made it – what a term, what a team! Never did I think that we would face a term like this, it’s been a tough time for pupils, parents and staff.  Thanks to everyone for working so hard and sticking together. Our pupils have been brilliant when they were in school these past weeks, it was great to see… More →

Well done Team Alford!

It’s been great to see our young people back in school this week and I’d like to thank them for working so well with us. Thanks also to all parents and carers for their support and for the messages of encouragement. I am amazed at what our pupils and staff, supported by parents, carers and our school partners and friends have achieved these… More →

Friday 19th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

ADHD / ADD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse . ADD is a type of ADHD that doesn’t involve constant movement and fidgeting but does mean that the individual may lose focus. People with this disorder may have trouble… More →

Thursday 18th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

DYSLEXIA Dyslexia is a complex condition causing an individual to process information differently, particularly around reading, writing and numbers. It does not negatively impact your level of intelligence but simply means that you learn differently. People with dyslexia see the world differently and this unique perspective allows them to be creative and ‘think outside of the box’, finding inventive ways… More →

Wednesday 17th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

DYSPRAXIA It is thought that 10% of the UK population have dyspraxia. Dyspraxia symptoms can vary depending on age…. difficulties may become obvious when learning to tie shoelaces, doing up buttons and handwriting and it tends to get picked up and diagnosed between the ages of 7 and 10.                 Although this is… More →

Tuesday 16th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

AUTISM There are many positive features of an autistic mind, for example : Attention to detail Deep focus Ability to absorb and retain information Honesty and Integrity Resilient and Determined Success Stories and Everday Heroes : To find information on different examples of how autistic people have used neurodiversity to their advantage, pupils can  access the ‘Autism’ page which is… More →

Monday 15th March : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

To celebrate Neurodiversity Week 2021 we will be sharing some information about neurodiversity with you each day this week. According to the department of education 15% of pupils in UK schools have a learning difference and our aim is to recognise and celebrate the many strengths and talents of being neurodiverse.  To find out more about neurodiversity and the benefits… More →