ASDAN has been supporting centres with their SEND provision for more than 20 years; providing appropriate courses for young people with barriers to learning is at the very heart of our organisation. This booklet provides information about ASDAN courses for SEND provision, including our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry-level qualifications.
ASDAN’s educational principles underpin all of our courses, which are designed to address barriers to learning by: building belief; engaging and motivating learners; promoting young people’s progress and achievement; inspiring creativity; and releasing potential. To celebrate the launch of our refreshed educational principles, we are giving away five free resources; the resources are linked to the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification and the Bronze, Silver, Gold programmes.
To celebrate Christmas, we have compiled three free resources to help educators add a festive touch to the end of term:
Christmas dinner shopping list
Helping others at Christmas
Christmas label templates
You can read more about the resources and download them for use in your lessons via our website.
Our values define the way we work and how we set out to achieve our vision – transforming life chances through learning. To celebrate the launch of our refreshed values, ASDAN is giving away five free resources.
Each resource is linked to an ASDAN value – ethical, diverse, real, collaborative and innovative. The resources support two of our most popular courses – the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification and the Bronze, Silver, Gold Personal Development Programmes.
The Steiner Federation and Inaura the Inclusion Charity have formed a consortium to develop its Forum school management software app (SMS) for Steiner, Special, and small schools. Your school can join the consortium, co-own the software and control development. To find out more visit our website.
Please note the fee shown below is the annual core subscription for the software. The trial period (which ends in April 2019) is free.
ASDAN has produced guidance documents showing how components of our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress can meet the four broad areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice.
Earlier this year, ASDAN commissioned SEND expert Richard Aird OBE to undertake the review with the aim of ensuring our provision is fit for purpose and future-proofed.
Richard has 30 years’ experience as headteacher of four special schools and has provided advice to the Department for Education (DfE), most notably as a member of the Rochford Review (2016) and the Review of Teachers’ Standards (2011).
These resources aim to support parents by giving ideas and activity suggestions around teaching specific skills within different areas of development.
The ‘Portage Top Tips: Teaching Your Child Using the Portage ‘Small Steps’ Approach’ provides some general tips and introduction to the Portage ‘Small Steps’ approach.
new skills. Visit the link to explore more Portage Top Tips resources for parents
The NPA provide training and support to the early years workforce to develop Portage practice.
The Portage Workshop and training also aims to support the implementation of Portage principles within early years settings.
The Portage Workshop is an introduction to the Portage Approach to working with children with additional needs and their families. Suitable for anyone interested in finding out more about the Portage model, including early years practitioners, therapists and parents.