Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

Dawn House School students exhibit photos exploring Mansfield’s industrial past

Students from I CAN’s Dawn House School, in year 10 and the Further Education department exhibited their photography work throughout June at Ravenshead Library in Nottingham as part of a project to explore Mansfield’s industrial past. The Dawn House School project focused on the mining industry in the Mansfield area. The students were asked to document the coal mining past …

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Gravesham schools celebrate improvements in pupils’ communication through A Chance to Talk

On 4 July, staff from eight Gravesham primary schools gathered at Raynehurst Primary School to celebrate their involvement in A Chance to Talk, a two year project that improves the speech, language and communication skills of all pupils and provides targeted support for those who need additional help. I CAN Chief Executive, Virginia Beardshaw, presented certificates at the event to …

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Outstanding results for Meath School pupils

Every year we compare the progress of our year 6 pupils during Key Stage 2 (years 3 – 6) against the progress of all SEN learners,  using the Progression Guidance data provided by the Department for Education. This year the progress has been truly outstanding with a large percentage of the 11 pupils achieving in the top 25 % of …

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‘Getting ready for court’ – a new film launched by Raising Your Game

A new film about preparing for court, aimed at young people with a learning disability or communication difficulty has been launched by Raising Your Game. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Raising Your Game is a five-year project run by Mencap in partnership with I CAN and Nacro helping  young people aged 14-25 with a learning disability or communication difficulty who are …

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Decoding phonics for children with SLCN

Next Monday (18th June), all year 1 pupils across England will take the phonics screening check for the first time. Find out more at  the Department of Education website However, the check has not been without controversy. A coalition of education organisations, amongst others, has highlighted their concerns including issues for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), EAL …

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