Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Talk Boost VB Blog

I CAN’s CEO Virginia Beardshaw visits Milwards Primary School in Harlow, Essex, to see Talk Boost in action.

Seeing Talk Boost in action at Harlow’s Milwards School put a real spring in my step. A truly talented Teaching Assistant encouraging Year 1 children to ‘build sentences’ was really worth watching. I was at Milwards with Carey Bennet, Achievement for All’s National Delivery Director, to show a colleague from the Department of Education how I CAN and Achievement for …

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Talk Boost

Using Talk Boost KS1 in our School

Gail Roles, SENCO at Oyster Park School Speech, language and communication has always been an issue in our school. Many of our children start nursery only able to say one word and sometimes not even that. So it is something we are always trying to work on and improve. Talk Boost KS1 seemed to be a great way to address …

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SEND Code Of Practice

Blog on SEND Code of Practice from I CAN’s CEO, Virginia Beardshaw

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This week the Department for Education published its SEND Code of Practice.  Just one more round of Parliamentary scrutiny and it will be done and dusted – and not a moment to soon, since implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 starts this September. Working together, the children’s communication sector, led by The Communication Trust, which I CAN hosts, …

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Bupa 10K

I CAN run the Bupa London 10K!

On 25th May I CAN had 57 runners pound the streets of London in the BUPA London 10K. It was an amazing day with a great atmosphere and some fantastic cheering from the I CAN stand. We are so grateful to all our runners for their hard work fundraising and training – you should be so proud of yourselves! Some …

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Bidbury Infant School

Talk Boost KS1 School Case Study: Bidbury Infant School, Hampshire

Tarnia Townshend, Deputy Headteacher We have been running Talk Boost KS1 sessions in our school since 2012.  Since then, the majority of our teaching staff (9 Teachers and 11 Learning Support Assistants) have been trained to deliver Talk Boost KS1.  During each cohort’s three years at our school, approximately 40-50% of them will have undergone the Talk Boost KS1 intervention and …

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