On a visit to the ADHD Foundation Headquarters in Liverpool earlier in October , Professor Barry Carpenter, was inducted at a Patron of the Foundation ( the Neurodiversity Charity, ) by Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO ( seen in the picture above.)
He joins other Patrons – Rory Bremner, Simon Weston, Alison Moyet and Patricia Kelly – in promoting the work of the Foundation.
In accepting this new role, Professor Carpenter said :
“It is a real honour to join the hardworking team at the ADHD Foundation, promoting the needs of neurodiverse children, whose complex needs are often not recognised and responded too.The Charity’s approach is both refreshing and groundbreaking, and their new insights and innovations, offer much from which others can learn. I , for one, look forward to going on that learning journey , encouraging others to do so, and asking them to support the important, ongoing work in whatever way they can.”
Dr Tony Lloyd , Chief Executive of the ADHD Foundation said:
“We are delighted to welcome such an internationally renowned academic and pioneering mind who is influencing our national conversation about the well-being and education of children, as a Patron of the ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity. Professor Carpenter CBE will collaborate with us as we continue to enable children to thrive in education and achieve their potential”
Join the Department for Education, and experts on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health education, for a two-hour webinar covering key issues to support preparation for high quality RSHE.
The knowledge pupils will gain from RSHE will support their own, and others’ wellbeing, and help them build positive and safe relationships. This will be particularly important in the coming months as pupils return to schools and start spending time with friends again.
This event is for teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and PSHE leads in local authorities to hear from experts who will share their experiences of getting it right in both mainstream and special schools.
Speakers include Ian Bauckham, DfE Education Adviser and CEO of the Tenax Schools Trust, the PSHE Association, the Sex Education Forum and Professor Barry Carpenter, professor of mental health in education from Oxford Brookes University.
You might also be interested in the following DfE event with a specific focus on the impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental wellbeing.
The Department for Education (DfE), in collaboration with NHS England and Public Health England, will be hosting a free, 1 hour webinar for school and college staff on 9 July on how to support returning pupils and students. You will hear from experts on the impacts of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental wellbeing and recovery techniques, and from education leaders about the actions they have been taking. For further information and to sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/110796856380