Meath School

Inspiring Immersive Classrooms Help Meath Pupils Learn

As a special needs, Speech, Language and Communication school, Meath aims to effectively approach learning in unique ways that allows pupils to maximise their tools for comprehending and learning. Headteacher at Meath School, Janet Dunn says,   “Some weeks ago we let you know about storytelling which we use as a highly successful teaching programme at I CAN’s Meath special …

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Early Talk

I CAN’s Early Talk and the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

As a legacy of the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) project, I CAN has reintroduced two training courses for early years professionals. The reintroduction is timely in light of the EYPP. The two courses which now fall under the Early Talk training umbrella are namely  Working with Under 3s and Working with Parents. The courses separately address issues faced by …

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Vb Blog

Changing our national story – CEO Virginia Beardshaw

Last week I was sharing a story with my gorgeous godson. Talking about stories and pictures is one of the most important things that grownups can do with the children in their lives. Stories feed young imaginations and build bonds across the generations. They also build the language skills that are the foundation for reading. Today I CAN joins with …

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TATS

Introducing Talk About Talk Secondary!

A blog by Maxine Burns, I CAN’s Lead Advisor for Youth Programmes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in supporting young people with communication difficulties to run Talk about Talk workshops for adults, seeing firsthand how young people themselves help delegates learn more about communication difficulties and how to support them. This programme has made a statistically significant …

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Mere Green

Case Study: Mere Green Primary School, trained in I CAN’s Primary Talk

Read below to hear from Michelle Spires, a Senior Leader at Mere Green Primary School, having trained in I CAN’s Primary Talk programme earlier this year. “As a school with a dedicated speech and language Resource Base, a small number of our staff already had some expertise developing communication skills and had been working closely with Speech and Language Therapists. …

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