The personalised learning approach for students with additional needs in today’s education sector is a given. But what’s perhaps less certain is the activities centres can deliver to ensure high quality tailored provision. Simon Lawrence, ASDAN’s Head of Business Development and Communications, provides some suggestions.
Government guidance on sex, relationships and health education will soon be published and become statutory in September 2020. Mike Randall, Head of Curriculum Development at ASDAN, reflects on what this means for young people and how ASDAN will support schools to meet the requirements.
ASDAN's innovative Lift Off programme is the only course of its kind that supports students to make a successful transition. The programme develops learners’ soft skills and builds self-esteem, helping them thrive in secondary school.
ASDAN has created two free supplementary Lift Off resources focused on addressing key issues relating to young people around the time they are dealing with transition: using a phone responsibly; and travelling to school independently.
Young Epilepsy's guide for schools includes information on seizure first aid, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour and the key elements of support that should be in place at school.
The guide includes template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form.
Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy) can be used to flag any potential areas of concern.
"Art has been a massive part of my life since I was a child, so when I was asked to review the content of the Expressive Arts Short Course I couldn’t wait to get started," says Jemma Davies, Design and Creative Manager at ASDAN. In this blog, Jemma shares her favourite five challenges from the new course and outlines why arts education matters.
A flyer with tips for adults about communicating with deaf children.
It’s aimed at adults who might not have much experience communicating with deaf children so could be useful for parents of deaf children to give out to other family members, friends, teachers, sports coaches etc.
It would also be good for anyone creating displays/resources around general deaf awareness.