Category Archive for: ‘TaTs’

Mar Hartshorne

Transition: A process not an event

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the experiences of pupils with speech, language and communication needs as they move into or on from school. Last month at a conference I heard the results of a survey carried out in a secondary school with Year 7 students, 50 lessons into a new school year. Staff asked pupils to reflect …

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What aspects of communication do young people find most challenging?

A blog by Maxine Burns, Lead Communication Advisor One feature of I CAN’s original Talk about Talk programme that helped it win this year’s Shine a Light Award for innovation from The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is the way it involved young people right from the word go. Teenagers helped to design and then co-delivered a short course to …

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Talk about Talk Secondary

The start of a new I CAN pilot is always an exciting, if usually very busy time. Talk about Talk Secondary (TaTS for short) is the latest project for secondary schools and we’re now in full flow on this pilot which runs until March 2017. Last term we were busy recruiting 18 mainstream secondary schools who were keen to make …

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