Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’


Meet Paul Pirie

Paul Pirie, I CAN’s Business Development Manager, talks about his passion for I CAN and how Licensed Tutors can strengthen I CAN’s mission. Q. What inspired you to pursue a career in I CAN? A. As Business Development Manager for I CAN, my aim is to use my expertise and experiences from social enterprise and the charity sector to be …

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Retromania: Young Enterprise at Dawn House School

Andy Metcalfe, Further Education (FE) Tutor at Dawn House School tells us about the school’s Young Enterprise project. The Young Enterprise project at Dawn House School is a retro-themed business called Retromania which sells record clocks (singles), bags and mugs at the moment. All these products have retro-based designs on them. Retromania has been in business since September 2012. We’ve …

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World Book Day

Being a Better Bookworm

With World Book Day coming soon, Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor considers how schools, settings and parents can encourage communication skills through the love of books. Do you have a favourite book? I don’t have one favourite. I have lots! I usually have a thriller on the go, which I owe to my love of early Enid Blyton and …

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Supporting schools to narrow the gap: blog from Natasha Theobald, I CAN Head of Communications

It’s been a busy month for the Department for Education with several new announcements about changes to the curriculum, secondary school accountability and the arrival of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons. At the same time, a report has been released by Ofsted, which looks at how schools are using Pupil Premium funding to support pupils …

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Positive Attention in the Education World: How Unusual

Guest blog from Mandy Lewis, Assistant Head at Peacehaven Community School In November last year, our school was the proud recipient of the ‘Secondary School of the Year’ award at the Shine a Light 2012 awards run by The Communication Trust. It was a great achievement for Peacehaven Community School to be recognised for the commitment that our staff contribute …

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