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

Pupils call for lessons on sex and relationships education
Almost 75% of 11- to 15-year-olds in England believe they wo...

Schools urged to prioritise online safety for learners
Pupils aged four to 14 should be taught ‘digital citiz...

Picture books to help those with learning disabilities find work
A new picture book-related project has been launched to help...

ASDAN grant applications now open
ASDAN is a registered charity and as part of our charitable ...

Transition project boosts learners' confidence and resilience
Building resilience in primary pupils helps them make a more...