Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

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Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) demonstrates success

Emerging findings from the ELDP have just been released: These demonstrate that the cascade system for sharing knowledge and skills is having an impact. 89% of lead practitioners surveyed felt that the training had provided them with the knowledge to cascade early language principles to local practitioners. And 94% of local practitioners (who had participated in training from lead practitioners) …

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APPG for Children Inquiry: ‘Children and the Police’, by I CAN Communication Advisor, Liz Wood

I’m pleased that how the police engage with young people is in the spotlight. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has launched a new inquiry to explore the police’s relationships with children and young people, how they engage with them, and how children and young people view the police.  The inquiry will also consider how the police interact with …

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I CAN CEO, Virginia Beardshaw: Our thoughts on OECD Skills Outlook 2013

On Wednesday (9th October) the OECD did something new, interesting and important. It published its first ever report on basic skills in the 24 richest countries in the world. For the purposes of the report, basic skills are defined as ‘literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology rich environments’. The OECD findings for the UK were shocking. Young people in the …

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I CAN’s Meath School and Dawn House School take part in The Communication Trust’s No Pens Day Wednesday.

I CAN’s Meath School and Dawn House School took part in The Communication Trust’s No Pens Day Wednesday this week. Nearly 100 pupils across the two schools put down their pens for the day and took part in activities developing alternative forms of communication. At Meath, one activity was telling stories using drama and video. This aimed to engage pupils …

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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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