Category Archive for: ‘Secondary schools’

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Life as an Occupational Therapist at Dawn House School

Occupational Therapists (OT) do life-changing and important work for children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Two OTs at our Dawn House School, Lucy Geden and Sophie Cockell talk about what a regular day in the life of an OT entails! The Occupational Therapy team at Dawn House School consists of two Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Assistants. …

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Pupil Participation Conference 2018 at Dawn House – a day of fun and education!

Pupil Participation Day is always a fun and informative occasion. Held at Dawn House each year and led by school staff, it brings people together for a day of workshops, activities and talks that bridges the educational and relationship gap between parents and teachers. Increased technology use and the impact of ‘no ball games’ means that children today aren’t getting …

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A story of growth and success

Adam Ashley is a former student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Since leaving, Adam has achieved academically, developed a successful career,  and lived life to the full (including winning the FA People’s Cup). We ask him about the different transitions he’s had to make and what helped him through. What was life like before Dawn House School? It wasn’t …

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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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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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