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ASDAN featured in Schools Week

ASDAN are pleased to share an article featured in the education digital newspaper Schools Week:

Developing the skills to meet life’s challenges and possibilities

We look at the challenges faced by young people in the complex 21st century, and how ASDAN is helping learners develop the necessary skills to find opportunity in the modern world.

The article provides intriguing historical background on ASDAN’s origins. How did it all start in the early 1980s with one teacher’s idea for an award scheme to celebrate student’s achievements?

Bringing things up to the present-day, we take a dive into how our Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications are preparing young people in greatest need for their futures. You can also read about our ongoing commitment to developing members’ professional practice, and how we are using the experiences of teachers to inform our offering.

The piece concludes with thoughts on the future of assessment and education, accompanied by inspiring words about the opportunities ahead from our Chief Executive, Jenny Williams:

"We are a ‘real-life laboratory’ for a number of the ideas and approaches currently being explored to recognise and elevate the qualities, skills and talents of young people. We look forward to learning more from the teachers and educators whose resilience and belief in education and young people’s talents inspires us every day.”

We hope you enjoy reading the article.

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