Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO Eds

I CAN’s 125th Anniversary – Reflections from Virginia Beardshaw CEO

Yesterday was I CAN’s actual 125th birthday – something really to celebrate. I CAN stands proudly today as an organisation established 125 years ago to help vulnerable children – our job in 1888, and our job now. For the past 60 years I CAN has worked to ensure that all children can communicate to the best of their ability, and …

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LEIP Key Workers And Project Co Ordinator

London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP) – I CAN with Catch22 by Glenn Major, I CAN Communication Advisor

London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP) is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge, the Greater London Authority (GLA), the educational charity Catch22 and I CAN. The project aims to learn what works best for young people in Years 9 and 10 with academic difficulties and challenging behaviour who are at a high risk of exclusion. 40 secondary schools in …

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Update from the ELDP

Among those who have trained a very large number of practitioners through ELDP are: April Barry & her team on the Isle of Wight who are cascading training to all 60 children’s centres and accredited childminders on the island. This team is actively using ELDP resources to engage with parents, and incorporating activities into parent workshops and sessions such as …

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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference 2013 Student Workshop

You always get more out of Opportunity than Fear…

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The annual Pupil Participation Conference at Dawn House School this year was a little bit different, a bit of a risk that more than paid off. The usual format of seminars was moved aside to make way for a short performance of Marshmallow Sky, an exceptionally insightful play penned by the school’s very own Alan Dawson. Both adult and student …

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Communication Commitment

The Communication Commitment

Dedicate a senior leadership team meeting to communication Set up a Communication Innovation Bank where staff share activities and ideas they find useful Introduce a visual support strategy in classrooms Read guidance on commissioning specialist speech and language support and discuss your actions as a leadership team Share information on communication with parents… What do all these things have in …

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