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ASDAN welcomes Lord Knight as patron


We are very proud to announce that The Rt Hon the Lord Knight of Weymouth has become a patron of ASDAN.

He said: "ASDAN's courses enable people of all ages and abilities to achieve. Over the last 30 years, ASDAN has helped hundreds of thousands of young people to develop the skills they need for success in education, life and work. I am delighted to become a patron of ASDAN and look forward to supporting their important work."

Lord Knight is the managing director of online learning at TES Global Ltd, where he has built an online teacher development platform. He is a member of the House of Lords and a visiting professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education.

As a minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment. He attended weekly Cabinet from 2009-2010, before joining the Lords after the 2010 General Election.

He is also involved in developing solar-powered digital projectors for wireless use with iPads in schools in Africa and Asia, and on malaria diagnosis using smartphones. He is chair of the Tinder Foundation and deputy chair of the Nominet Trust.