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Jenny McConnel Blog

Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Aspiring to greatness – the journey of a student SLT

Before I went to Dawn House School to do some work experience, I remember having a conversation with a family friend about speech and language therapy and it immediately captured my interest. My mum gave me I CAN’s ‘Communications Cookbook’ and I was fascinated to find out about how children and young people’s needs could be supported. I had watched …

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THRASS at Dawn House School

I CAN’s Dawn House School is an ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted 2015) specialist school for children and young people aged five to 19 with severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties including those with Asperger’s Syndrome. The majority of pupils at Dawn House School have difficulty with some aspect of reading or writing. This could be difficulties with reading accuracy, comprehension, …

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Dawn House School nominated as one of Asdas new ‘Community Causes’

Given the choice on a beautiful Monday afternoon what should we do…work hard in our lessons or have a trip to Asda to see ‘The Friends of Dawn House School’ on the brand new Community Board in Asda, ForestTown, Mansfield. What will the children choose? Asda staff, Dawn House School staff and Key Stage 3 pupils joined the crowds at …

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I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2012 by Virginia Beardshaw

I was honoured to attend this year’s Shine a Light Awards on Wednesday 21st November in London and to present an Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards were a wonderful opportunity for teams, settings and individuals across the UK to celebrate excellence and best practice in supporting children’s and young people’s communication, and those with SLCN. There were over 300 applications …

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