Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO Eds

What’s in a name? By Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

‘What’s in a name?’ is the question Juliet asks Romeo, partly to justify herself, a Capulet, and her love for a member of the rival Montacute clan. Her conclusion is that names don’t matter. The newly published special edition of the International Journal of Language and Communication comes to the opposite conclusion. While quoting the famous exchange between the star …

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I CAN’s Dawn House School Pupils’ Excellent Exam Results by Angela Child, Principal

Arriving at school on results day I am always full of anticipation as our students never fail to impress me with their achievements. I am delighted to report this year was no exception with students achieving GCSE Grades C to G in English; grades A to F in maths; grades A to E in science and grades D to G …

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The Communication Commitment

The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice

The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice   The Commitment is a free online resource to help schools support all pupils, including those with SLCN, to communicate to the best of their ability. Communication skills are essential for learning, developing relationships, and emotional well-being; the Commitment helps schools to develop a greater understanding and emphasis on …

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Licensee Case Study

A Licensee Case Study: Claire Findlay, Early Talk Licensed Tutor and Good Practice Validation Mentor

I trained originally as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked in the NHS for 10 years. Then I moved to Northamptonshire County Council for 24 years, co-managing the Portage service before becoming self-employed 2 years ago. I trained as an Early Talk Licensed Tutor in June 2013 and as a GPV Mentor in November that year. I also work …

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I CAN consultant Clive Robson reflects on the exciting work he has been doing with Oasis Enfield, who have achieved universal level validation for I CAN’s Secondary Talk.

Congratulations to Enfield Oasis who have become the latest secondary school to achieve an award from I CAN in recognition of the excellent work they have done in developing their students’ communication skills. Belinda Chapple, the outgoing Assistant Head who led this initiative within the school said,’The staff at Oasis were committed to learning and sharing new ideas, and taking …

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