What is theOrb?

brings together communities of teaching professionals that are committed to helping young people develop effective skills for learning, employment and community life. theOrb is a source of great ideas, advice, resources and strategies.

Personal Development Programmes
Check out the ever-popular ASDAN Bronze, Silver and Gold

30 Short Courses to choose from
Each designed to develop essential skills through activity based learning

Employability Skills Development
A stand-alone development course to prepare young people for the world of work

Develop skills and promote independence with range of modules for SEN learners
The Towards Independence series offers 60 modules in a range of subject areas

ASDAN centres shortlisted for 2017 TES Schools Awards
Congratulations to all ASDAN centres that have been shortlis...

PSHE education must incorporate online safety, says Lords report
Schools should teach learners about using the internet respo...

New tool will help SEND learners prepare for adulthood
A new outcomes tool has been created to support independent ...

Lack of sex and relationships education is ‘ticking time bomb'
Councils have described the lack of sex and relationships ed...

Links with employers help reduce number of people who are NEET
The more contact young people have with employers, the less ...