Professional Development for Quality Teaching


EBD - Secondary - Aaron's Story

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Turves Green Boys School in Birmingham highlights how it has met the needs of Aaron, a student with both ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

With 20 per cent of students on the SEN register, the school has a full team of learning mentors who counsel pupils and find outside support where necessary.

15-year-old Aaron, whose behaviour has been challenging since Year 7, has benefited from a range of schemes, including an intensive three week behaviour management programme called FLIP - Flexible Learning Individual Pathways.

Aaron has also gained significantly by taking part in Skill Force, a nationwide initiative that provides inspirational and motivational activities to around 8,000 14- to 16-year-olds a year.

His behaviour has improved significantly thanks to this support as well as the strong relationship that has evolved between Aaron's mother and the teaching staff.

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