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Blog - All regions - 19 Jun 2019
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.
Blog - All regions - 06 Jun 2019
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.
Guidance - All regions - 26 May 2019
An information sheet to clarify what students with dyspraxia.DCD are entitled to when sitting examinations.
Blog - All regions - 08 May 2019
"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.
Blog - All regions - 16 Apr 2019
All schools have groups of students that do not fulfil their potential – the cause is often disengagement with the education system. Mike Randall, ASDAN’s Head of Curriculum Development, who has 20 years’ experience as a teacher, provides his top tips on motivating young people.
Teaching resource - All regions - 14 Mar 2019
Researchers at the University of Exeter have created a free training resource to assist parents, teachers, sports coaches and therapists improve the interceptive motor skills of children with movement coordination difficulties. Our website features a series of free videos which aim to teach improved coordination in a variety of sporting skills.
Guidance - All regions - 13 Mar 2019
The Exploring Diagnosis research team are based at Egenis, part of the University of Exeter. Our research explores the role that diagnosis plays in society and in medicine, using diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as a case study. On the way, we aim to celebrate and value the abilities and attributes of the neurodiverse community. Our Autism and Neurodiversity information leaflet is aimed at newly diagnosed adults and parents of newly diagnosed children. Two versions have been developed.
Teaching resource - All regions - 08 Mar 2019
One of the aims of ASDAN's Gardening Short Course is to develop an awareness of how gardening promotes a healthier lifestyle and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. ASDAN has created a free calendar of gardening tasks and ideas for each season, with links to challenges from the Short Course – it’s the perfect way to plan gardening activities that will help improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing all-year round.
Teaching resource - All regions - 28 Jan 2019
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) has been one of our most popular courses since the qualification was first introduced in 2004. We get lots of positive feedback from our centres about CoPE, so we are giving away free teaching and learning resources to celebrate a course that continues to boost young people’s essential skills, motivation, confidence and self-esteem.
Other - All regions - 11 Jan 2019
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.
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