At Hatton (Cruden) School, we want to get it right for every child and we always aim to do better and be better, to ensure our school really is a place where everyone works together to create safe and inspiring places to learn where children are equipped with the necessary skills, attributes and qualities needed to prepare for life-long learning. With this in mind, we are making a commitment to raise awareness of neurodiversity amongst our children, our staff, our parents and carers and the wider school community.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is the way we think, move, act, communicate and process information.

We are all different. Some people have challenges and strengths associated with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Autism, Dyscalculia, Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia, Developmental Language Disorder. There is not one person or one condition that defines our differences (or our similarities). We are too often defined by what we can’t do and not by what we can do.

The following thinglink has lots of different activities to help support Neurodiversity Week.


Please see signposted information and strategies to support learners below.