Inspirational Neil Burgess carries the Olympic torch – photo gallery

On Saturday 7th July, Neil Burgess, Meath School parent who has raised over £4000 for I CAN since 2010, carried the Olympic Torch through Hertford. Many of Neil’s family and friends braved the rain to watch this once in a lifetime event. See the gallery here: [nggallery id=4]

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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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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visits I CAN’s Meath School

Today (Friday 6th July) Education Secretary Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visited I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey to meet with pupils, parents and staff. Meath School is a special school run by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, for children aged 4 to 11 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. Meath …

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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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Volunteering at Meath School by Rachel Markham

Volunteering at Meath School has proved to be an invaluable experience and I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with such a talented and passionate team. From day one, I was made to feel a part of the team, and the gratitude was consistently evident. Aware of my focus for volunteering, I was encouraged to ‘get …

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