Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’

SEND Code Of Practice

Blog on SEND Code of Practice from I CAN’s CEO, Virginia Beardshaw

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This week the Department for Education published its SEND Code of Practice.  Just one more round of Parliamentary scrutiny and it will be done and dusted – and not a moment to soon, since implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 starts this September. Working together, the children’s communication sector, led by The Communication Trust, which I CAN hosts, …

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Chapel Break Infant School, Norfolk

Sara Johnston, Headteacher We first heard about Talk Boost from our special educational needs cluster meeting. We managed to secure funding from the Openreach bursary, which was very helpful. The baseline level of speaking and listening in the early years has been low, with 80% of children working below developmental levels when they enter reception – this was one of …

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Bupa 10K

I CAN run the Bupa London 10K!

On 25th May I CAN had 57 runners pound the streets of London in the BUPA London 10K. It was an amazing day with a great atmosphere and some fantastic cheering from the I CAN stand. We are so grateful to all our runners for their hard work fundraising and training – you should be so proud of yourselves! Some …

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Bidbury Infant School

Talk Boost KS1 School Case Study: Bidbury Infant School, Hampshire

Tarnia Townshend, Deputy Headteacher We have been running Talk Boost KS1 sessions in our school since 2012.  Since then, the majority of our teaching staff (9 Teachers and 11 Learning Support Assistants) have been trained to deliver Talk Boost KS1.  During each cohort’s three years at our school, approximately 40-50% of them will have undergone the Talk Boost KS1 intervention and …

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Blog 2: Talking the Language of School Improvement, from Clive Robson, I CAN’s Senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

Talking the language of school improvement- a one day course Wednesday 22nd October 2014,  RCSLT, London We’re really looking forward to working with another cohort of professionals on this course that has proved so popular once again.  We thought it would be helpful to say a little more about the content. In my previous blog, I talked about the focus …

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