Penkford School Gains Prestigious Award

Penkford School was officially honoured at the ADHD Foundation 10 year Winter Ball at St George’s Hall, Liverpool last Friday.

Julie Johnson, Headteacher collected an award recognising Penkford as ‘ADHD Friendly School 2017’. She and her staff were praised for working tirelessly to improve the life chances of disadvantaged youngsters.

Julie said, “What an honour and what a surprise! Penkford School is a special school for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues. Half of our pupils are diagnosed with ADHD and we work closely with the ADHD Foundation and other multi agencies to strive for better outcomes for our pupils. We are pleased that our hard work has been recognised.”

Julie had absolutely no idea that Penkford School was being honoured until a couple of hours before the prestigious event.

The Winter Ball was in the fabulous venue of St George’s Hall and not only marked the 10-year anniversary of the Foundation but also celebrated the end of the Annual
2 day Conference.

Penkford School has been highly praised for innovative and imaginative inclusion projects and Julie addressed the Conference last year in 2016, sharing her experiences as Headteacher of setting up an on-site ADHD Clinic, an on-site Mental Health Clinic, an on-site Counselling service and also utilising the skill set of Military Mentors. In addition, the school works very closely with local Police at a strategic level and is piloting a prevention project.

Julie said “I am thrilled to accept the Award on behalf of all my staff who work very hard every day to help our pupils overcome their issues and help them achieve their potential”.



The ADHD Foundation host their Annual 2day Conference every Autumn and the event attracts delegates and practitioners from across the country and also high profile international speakers.




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