School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave. This was a Catholic School in Munich. I felt that my thirst for knowledge was being strangled by my teachers; grades were their only measurement. How can a teacher understand youth with such a system?
~Albert Einstein~

Addup provides ADHD training for school staff, students, parents and professionals as detailed below

School Staff

This includes teachers, teaching assistants (TA), special needs assistants (SNA), midday assistants and any other staff working with pupils.

The training provides information to give a better understanding of ADHD, to give strategies on how to manage a child with ADHD, or challenging behaviour, that will work for the whole class, not just the ADHD or challenging child.

The training consists of a PowerPoint presentation and some practical exercises followed by a Q&A session where individual issues can be addressed and further strategies suggested.

Max group size: 30

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £500

Materials, such as booklets* and handouts are provided

ADHD Information Session

This is suitable for school coffee mornings/afternoons, parenting groups, carers, etc and consists of a PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: £150

Materials, such as booklets* and handouts are provided


Our “Hidden Disabilities in the Classroom for Students” training helps students understand and support their ADHD classmate. This training is delivered by staff experienced in working with children and young people and is ideal for any age group

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: £200 per class

One to One Pupil Training

The “Monster Inside One to One Training” is a programme designed to adapt to the individual needs of children & young people with challenging behaviour. It is based around teaching the child how to make informed choices and to learn how to manage their behaviour. Delivered in a school setting as follows:

  • An observation within the school setting lasting 45 – 60 minutes
  • Five weeks of One to One sessions with the child lasting 45 – 60 minutes
  • Part one of the session will take place outside the classroom lasting 20 – 30 minutes
  • Part two of the session will take place in the classroom with Addup staff lasting 20 – 30 minutes

Staff working with the child will complete reports each week which the school will receive at the end of the programme. Staff will offer strategies and ideas and a follow up meeting after 6 weeks will be arranged to see how the strategies are working and if there needs to be any adjustments.

It is important to know that the staff will write their reports based on conversations between the child and themselves and within the reports there may be things said by the child about the school or the staff.

Should you require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

Cost: £50 per hour


The Monster Inside

The Monster Inside is a training programme for the whole family.
The parents are in one workshop learning strategies for managing their ADHD/Challenging child and how to re-establish family values.
While they are doing that their children are in another workshop learning how to manage their own, or their sibling’s, ADHD.

The programme is 3 weekly sessions of 2 hours and can cater for 6-8 families per course. The children and parents workshops run at the same time, thus eliminating childcare issues.

Cost: £2500

We also offer other Monster Inside Training packages as follows:

Parents/Carers Only

A 3 week programme of 2 hour workshops, for 6-8 families, to learn strategies to manage their ADHD/Challenging child and how to re-establish family values

Cost: £1200

Children Only

A 3 week programme of 90 minutes workshops for up to 8 children. The children will learn strategies to manage their ADHD, learning how to inform themselves enabling them to make good choices.

Cost: £1500

* subject to availability