ADHD Friendly School Programme

 The ADHD Friendly School Programme

€45 per individual teacher or €300 in total for the Whole School to attend the training

This project aims to inform all professionals in education about ADHD by promoting understanding, knowledge, and practical strategies to support students in primary and second level education. Following our successful pilot programme last year, we will be blending the expert training we currently deliver online and incorporating bespoke services to individual schools to support their students with ADHD.

Each setting will receive the expertise of our Service Development Team who will work individually with a core member of staff. Each school will receive training and recommendations on how to support children with ADHD with general and specific accommodations, thereby improving ADHD awareness, creating an ADHD friendly environment, and reducing challenging behaviour in the classroom.

All schools who successfully complete the programme will be invited to participate in our Graduation Ceremony. This includes a flag raising ceremony and presentation of certificates.

What is involved?
  • Pre and post programme meeting with Principal and SENO, school visit onsite /online.
  • Up to five staff to become ADHD champions to participate in our ADHD intensive training with Colin Foley from The ADHD Foundation, UK.
  • Whole school staff training on ADHD, providing awareness and accommodations.
  • Parent/carer information session on ADHD. · Access to a monthly online teacher/SNA support group.
  • Resources provided to support staff and students. · Graduation Ceremony upon completion
Benefits from participating
  • This programme addresses the stigma and myths associated with ADHD.
  • Each school will benefit from increased knowledge and understanding of ADHD through specialist training and the latest research.
  • School staff will be able to recognise the characteristics of ADHD.
  • School staff will have increased confidence on how to manage and support pupils with ADHD.

The ADHD Friendly School Programme will run twice a year, new term is starting September 2023.

Registration for September 2023 is open until 13th of June 2023.

If your school would like to become ADHD Friendly, please – click HERE to fill-out the form to register your interest.

Citywest & Saggart Community National School, Dublin   (May 2023)

Ballymakenny College |Drogheda, Co. Louth (April 2023)


  • Scoil Iosagain | Aghada Ns, Co Cork ,Cork East County 
  • Greenmount National School | Green Street, Co. Cork
  • St Maries of the Isle | Bishop Street, Co. Cork
  • Colaiste Eamonn Ris | St Patrick’s Road, Ballyphehane, Cork

School representative who received the accreditation

Michael Foley (first from left – Scoil Iosagain)

Maureen Ahern (second from the left – Greenmount National School)

Michael Scully (third form the left – St Maries of the Isle)

Aaron Wolfe (firt from the right – Colaiste Eamonn Ris)

The photo was taken at ADHD Friendly School joined ceremony in Cork.

LOETB Banagher FET Centre, Co. Offaly


Grange Community college, Donameade, Dublin 13

Grange Community School


Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE

Media cover


Kilcullen Bridge


Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE 

Media covers

Cork Independent

Irish Examiner

Echo Live IE

O’CONNELL C.B.S. Primary School – Dublin

Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE

ST. PATRICK’S BNS, Hollypark in Dublin

Media Cover

Donegal Live IE

Sacred Heart Secondary School – Drogheda, Co Louth
Mount Bruis school – Tipperary
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