Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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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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The Three Peakers do it for I CAN!

On the 6th September Alison, Caroline, Caroline, Vicki, Jill, Fiona, Fiona, Jo, Nicola & Judith trekked up the Three Peaks within 48 hours for I CAN!  Vicky completed this same challenge in an amazing 24 hours! They say…. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us and I CAN! So far we have raised over £8,000 and we …

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Childhood Play

The best place for the early years by Communication Advisor, Kate Freeman

In an open letter in last week’s Telegraph, a group of educationalists led by the Save Childhood Movement raised their concerns about the starting age of formal schooling and the need to support learning through play in the early years. We know that early years are a crucial time in children’s development, and that connections in the brain are made …

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Secondary Talk in action – by I CAN Communication Advisor, Maxine Burns

We’ve just started the fourth week back of the new school year and I’ve been reflecting on starting the Secondary Talk journey with three new but quite different schools. I met staff from the Royal Liberty school before the summer holidays to talk about their priorities for how the programme would work and, on September 3rd, I delivered a training …

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The Meath Woodland Park opening – Janet Dunn, Meath School Headteacher

It didn’t rain at all!   The dream just got better and better. Way back in the day, I had looked at the overgrown wilderness that was Meath School woodland area and thought “what a waste of good land”.  From then on, I had the dream of a Woodland Park play area…. bike track, activity areas, picnic spot, all safe and …

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