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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 - 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.
Teaching resource - All regions - 08 Jan 2019
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.
Teaching resource - All regions - 13 Dec 2018
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.
Teaching resource - All regions - 12 Dec 2018
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.
All regions - 10 Dec 2018
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).
All regions - 10 Dec 2018
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.
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