Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. In recognition of this event, here at Kingham Hill we held a number of activities to raise awareness of neurodiversity in school and the ways in which it affects our community. Our activities included ETF lessons about its significance, special assemblies led by our pupils, and an event organised by our Inclusion Committee where our neurodiverse staff members spoke to pupils about the misconceptions surrounding neurodiversity and the things we can all do to ensure that we are creating a more inclusive environment.

At Kingham Hill we aim to consistently share the message with our pupils that wellbeing is fundamental to enabling every individual to achieve their potential, both in and out of the classroom. Events like Neurodiversity Celebration Week are a great way of bringing issues to the fore, but it is just as important to ensure that understanding and acceptance is taken into account throughout the year.

In this episode of our ETF podcast, as part of our activities for Neurodiversity Celebration Week, our Head of Greens, Mr Taylor, speaks with a number of our neurodivergent pupils. They discuss some of the misconceptions surrounding neurodivergence, as well as things we do as a school to support neurodiverse pupils in their learning.