Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

Alex Kendrick Allen Gets Through To The Last 48 Of A National Photographic Competition

Dawn House student shortlisted to final 50 of national photographic competition, ‘Where Do I Belong?’

Dawn House student Alex Kendrick-Allen got through to the last 48 of a national photographic competition. Out of 2000 entries from around the UK Alex had the honour of displaying his photograph at the Strand Gallery in London. The competition ‘Where do I belong’  was sponsored by the  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)  and was open to young adults …

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I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2013/14 successes!

Individuals and teams of professionals working with I CAN have been honoured at the annual Shine a Light awards in London yesterday (Thursday 3rd April). The 2013/2014 Shine a Light Awards are a national awards scheme that celebrate innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development, run by Pearson Assessment in partnership with The Communication …

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The launch of the Ofsted Early Years Annual Report by Sir Michael Wilshaw – by Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

Media attention on today’s Ofsted Annual Report on the Early Years (Thursday 3 April) centred on the hackneyed clash of ideologies between advocates of play based provision for young children and proponents of early education. Was I the only one to find my heart lifting to hear Sir Michael Wilshaw strongly criticise this polarised thinking as a ‘false dichotomy’?  For …

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Dawn House School Secures Outstanding Ofsted Rating In All Areas

We’re thrilled to announce Dawn House School was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in their recent Ofsted Report in all assessed areas. The Ofsted inspection on 11-12th March 2014, found that Dawn House School is ‘outstanding’ in every area of its provision. Highlights from the report include: –       Pupils at the school achieve exceptionally well and all pupils make outstanding progress whatever their …

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Celebrating the Early Language Development Programme 12,000th Trainee by Virginia Beardshaw I CAN Chief Executive

Today we’re celebrating the fact that our 12,000th local practitioner has been trained by one of our army of Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) lead practitioners. ELDP is a Department for Education sponsored initiative that skills up practitioners in early years settings to develop young children’s language. The celebration is timely: childcare is a hot topic, featuring largely in yesterday’s …

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