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How Nicky Hadfield, EYFS Manager, developed a home/school partnership project

Nicky Hadfield, EYFS Manager, spoke to us about how she used I CAN resources to engage families and support children with their speech, language and communication. September 2015, I was the Preschool Manager at Black Firs Primary School in rural Congleton, Cheshire.  Year on year, we noticed that there was a noticeable deterioration in the speech, language and communication skills …

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I CAN Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, looks back on 2016

As the yuletide season is upon us and we look to bring in a New Year very shortly, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support to I CAN throughout 2016. When we stop to reflect, Britain has had quite a year!  The nation voted to leave the European Union, which triggered David Cameron’s resignation as …

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Staff at I CAN’s Meath School take on a marathon of a challenge

When it was announced in early autumn 2015 that a new school minibus was needed for I CAN’s Meath School, a small group of staff from the school decided that a run-of-the-mill cake sale would not cut the mustard after an initial tentative attempt at fundraising at the Meath School Summer Fete only raised £120. So we had a crazy …

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Talk about Talk Secondary: outcomes from the first year

I CAN’s latest project for secondary schools, Talk about Talk Secondary, is now entering the second year of its pilot. The programme trains and supports young people who struggle with their communication skills, to deliver workshops to local employers about communication difficulties and the impact they can have on young people. In February this year, Rachael Black, I CAN’s monitoring and evaluation coordinator, …

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Why nursery rhymes are important this National Nursery Rhyme week

This week is National Nursery Rhyme Week – a nationwide initiative that aims to emphasise the importance of nursery rhymes for developing language and communication as well as social, physical and emotional skills. Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children from birth can help develop language skills from an early age which is crucial for later life chances. A child’s …

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