Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Ofsted

Getting it right first time – Ofsted (2013)

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw’s latest report ‘Getting it right first time’ starts by stressing the importance of the early years to children’s future success.  Wilshaw states that ‘If, as a society, we are committed to closing the attainment gap, then closing it at an early stage is the priority.’ The Ofsted report highlights the improvement in children’s outcomes …

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Improving pupils’ communication skills with Achievement for All 3As by I CAN Communication Advisor, Maxine Burns

At the beginning of this month, I CAN announced their new partnership with education charity Achievement for All 3As. This project will mean the two charities working closely together to help primary and secondary schools throughout England improve their pupils’ communication skills. Since communication is the foundation life skill and underpins all areas of children’s learning, including reading and writing, …

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Wrens Sponsored Walk

The First 125 Challenge Champions for I CAN!

On Sunday 23 June, the Wrens group – 2-3 year olds from St Hilary’s Nursery school – held a sponsored walk around Alice Holt, Surrey, in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. Organised by Marina Upcott (Class Representative and Wrens mum) and Emma Bateman (Wrens mum), the aim of the walk was to raise £1,000 to celebrate I CAN’s 125th …

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I CAN’s A Chance To Talk (ACTT) receives endorsement during Westminster SLCN debate

When we launched our A Chance to Talk report last month, Ed Timpson – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education – welcomed it as a good example of joint working between NHS speech and language therapists and schools. He endorsed one of our key findings – the power of colleagues working together to ensure better outcomes for children.  A Chance …

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Engage in Education

Engage in Education evaluation report

At the end of May the Engage in Education external evaluation report was released to accompany I CAN’s own evaluation of this programme. Key outcomes mentioned in the report included a reduction in fixed term exclusions, a 58% increase in young people’s attendance, and a 61% increase in their attainment. Around 65% of young people reported their communication skills had …

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