Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

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Moving On! – new I CAN resources for Year 6 pupils, parents and teachers

I CAN have launched Moving On!, the new activity pack for children and accompanying Teacher Guide to support Year 6 pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school by effectively supporting their communication skills. Moving from primary to secondary school marks an important stage in a child’s school career and can be a challenging time for all pupils. Research has shown …

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New Dysphagia (Eating and Drinking) service at Dawn House School

Over the last year, Dysphagia-trained (Eating and Drinking) Speech and Language Therapists have worked hard to establish a robust in-house Dysphagia Service at Dawn House School. The school now benefits from having a permanent full-time Dysphagia Therapist who is able to offer assessments, advice and continued support to students who have eating and drinking difficulties, as well as their parents …

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Meath school staff and pupils complete ‘Pyjama Marathon’ for I CAN’s 125th anniversary

Today (Friday 18th October), staff and 42 pupils from Meath School completed a relay marathon in their pyjamas and onesies to raise money for I CAN’s 125th Anniversary. The staff and children completed the relay marathon on the school field in 50 minutes, after the staff performed a ‘Gangnam Style’ dance. As 2013 is I CAN’s 125th anniversary year of …

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Looking ahead to September 2014: the SEN Reforms

In just under a year’s time, there will be a new system for identifying and supporting children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) as a result of the Children and Families Bill, which is currently going through parliament. With so many changes in the pipeline we’re keen to ensure the best possible support for children and young people …

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I CAN CEO, Virginia Beardshaw: Our thoughts on OECD Skills Outlook 2013

On Wednesday (9th October) the OECD did something new, interesting and important. It published its first ever report on basic skills in the 24 richest countries in the world. For the purposes of the report, basic skills are defined as ‘literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology rich environments’. The OECD findings for the UK were shocking. Young people in the …

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