Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

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Could active music making offer the key to tackling the ‘school ready’ attainment gap? A guest blog from Boogie Mites

The most recent neuroscientific studies, into the effects of active music making on brain development in early years, show that regular involvement in active music making significantly impact IQ and communication skills.  It has also been shown that every child with healthy brain development in early years is born with the innate potential to benefit from music’s brain boosting potential. …

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Talking The Language Of School Improvement

Talking the Language of School Improvement from Clive Robson, I CAN’s Senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

‘We’re below the floor at end of key stage 2, and the value added evidence summarised in our SEF is worrying as is the evidence from the RaiseOnline transition matrices. And we’re due an inspection’. If you’re thinking – ‘yes well, with rising floor targets it’s tough, but what percentage of pupils are making upper quartile progress?’  – then please …

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I CAN has signed the International Communication Project 2014 pledge – have you?

Today, Kamini Gadhok from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists  and Anne Fox from the Communication Trust have been zooming around London in a shiny black cab. No, this dynamic pair aren’t setting out to emulate the Spice Girls’ act at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Instead they are signing people up to the International Communication Pledge. I CAN …

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Meath School says ‘A Boom-Chick-a-Boom’ at the NAPLIC Conference: Blog from Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

The annual NAPLIC conference is always fun and inspiring. Attended  by 150+ of the most committed, knowledgeable and dedicated UK practitioners working with children who struggle with language, the gathering provides a real chance to meet old friends, catch up with the latest practice and policy, and go away refreshed, clutching the latest resources and publications. One of the absolute …

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Denbury Primary School

Talk Boost KS1 Case Study: Denbury Primary School, Newton Abbot

Our headteacher heard about Talk Boost KS1 last academic year and I went with my TA to the training session, which was funded by Openreach.  We came out of the session feeling very excited about Talk Boost KS1 and we could already imagine the benefits which would result from the intervention. My TA and I were so enthusiastic about it …

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