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.
"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.
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.
The online Sensory Processing Disorder training helps you understand what Sensory Processing Disorder is, and how sensory processing challenges affect children day to day. The training teaches you why the senses are important for children’s learning and how they affect children’s behaviour and interactions. Finally, we provide ideas on how to help support children’s sensory processing in the classroom and home. The course comprises of 5 hours of learning.