Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’

Xmas 2012

Christmas Message from Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

2012 has been busy for all charities and particularly those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. The policy landscape continues to change – with the introduction of a revised Early Years Foundation Stage which has communication and language at its heart; proposals for a new Primary Curriculum and the publication of the draft SEN …

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Dawn House Students speak to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Two students from Dawn House School spoke to the prestigious All Party Parliamentary Group for Children yesterday (Monday 17th December) as part of their inquiry on the question Are children and young people getting the opportunities they want?. The meeting focused on ensuring schools support children and young people to enjoy learning and continue in education and training beyond 16.  …

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Happy holidays?

Some people love the festive season – the flashing lights, the excitement and anticipation, the parties! For others it’s just hard work with the shopping, cooking and preparations. For some it can be a really stressful time of year. Children with speech, language and communication needs can often find it hard this time of year for lots of different reasons: …

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Meath School pupils share the stage with world-class orchestra

Last night (Thursday 13th December), the Meath School Choir shared the stage with members of the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) at a special concert in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. The choir opened the event with a carol, accompanied by the London Chamber Orchestra. The candlelit concert in Christ Church, Ottershaw included Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.1, No.3 and No.4 …

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Park Hall Talks Secondary Communication by Dr Toby Close

Park Hall Academy has been involved in I CAN’s Secondary Talk programme for several years now. This practical development work has been a central feature of our ambition to improve the life chances of the youngsters in our care. We are acutely aware that intervening early and creating a communication friendly environment will help students have a better chance of tackling …

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