Top 10 tips to celebrate neurodiversity in your school

As a SEND recruitment agency, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion in our schools. That's why we're proud to sponsor organizations like The National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) and smaller charities like Become, and support a range of SEND events and CPD opportunities.

 

At Axcis, we're passionate about empowering the lives of vulnerable children and young people. We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality education and support, regardless of their needs or abilities. That's why we work with a wide range of schools and education providers to connect talented SEND staff with meaningful and rewarding roles.

 

We understand that neurodivergent individuals bring unique strengths and perspectives to our schools, and we're committed to creating inclusive and supportive environments where everyone can thrive. That’s why we’ve compiled these top 10 tips to help you celebrate neurodiversity in your school or classroom:

 

1. Host a school-wide celebration to recognise the contributions of neurodiverse students.

2. Promote positive messages about neurodiversity in the classroom and around the school.

3. Provide resources to parents and teachers on how to support neurodiverse students in the classroom.

4. Hold a panel discussion featuring neurodiverse students and professionals about their experiences in school.

5. Offer specialised workshops for teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, and support staff to learn how to best support neurodiverse students in the classroom.

6. Develop an “I Am Neurodiverse” campaign to showcase the unique talents and perspectives of neurodiverse students.

7. Create a neurodiversity task force to help develop school policies on neurodiversity.

8. Organise a class trip to a neurodiversity-focused organisation.

9. Invite speakers to discuss the importance of neurodiversity in the classroom.

10. Implement a “buddy system” between neurotypical and neurodiverse students.

 

Join us in celebrating #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek and let's work together to build a brighter future for all. Whether you're a teacher, teaching assistant, therapist, or support staff member, we're here to help you find a role where you can make a real difference in the lives of children and young people.

 

What else can I do to support Neurodiversity Celebration Week?

 

Visit the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website where you can sign-up and pledge your support, register for free events, download additional resources, and much, much more.

 

Are you looking for SEND staff or work?

 

If you're looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

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Martin Keddie