To further assist students in their Secondary School journey, the Learning Support (LS) Pathways take off this academic year with eleven students currently in Pathway B where they have access to supervised study lessons with Individual Support Teachers or Learning Support teachers and a student in Pathway D with a personalised timetable and access to ASDAN which is an alternative program to IGCSE that focuses on more practical skills and building a portfolio of evidence of the student’s work and achievements.
This is our first year to introduce the ASDAN programmes in Secondary School. ASDAN stands for Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network. It is a British education charity and awarding organisation based in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. It provides curriculum programmes and qualifications to help young people develop knowledge and skills for learning, work, and life.
NAIS MANILA begins its first Preparation for Adulthood - Towards Independence programme this year which is an activity-based curriculum resource that provides real-life context to promote the development of personal, social, independent, IT and work-related skills. This is designed for students with moderate, profound, or multiple learning difficulties.
There are more than 70 modules available to choose from which can be tailored to the needs of the student particularly those in line with their Individual Educational Plan or IEP. The learners gather a portfolio of evidence including photos, videos, observation checklists, and witness statements to support the activities they have accomplished for internal and external moderation.
Below are photos of some of the activities and lessons done in the different modules being undertaken by our Year 11 Pathway D student.