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I CAN joins the fights to boost children’s language and literacy

Today I CAN is proud to join Save the Children, the National Literacy Trust, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Teach First, Achievement for All, and other partners, as a founder member of the Read On. Get On. campaign. Together, our mission is to ensure that, by 2025, every 11 year old reads well. To achieve this, we are …

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New School Year, New Primary Curriculum

The start of the new term brings changes every year for schools, teachers, pupils and parents alike. However in addition to the usual information that teachers and school staff will need, this September will see the start of one of the biggest changes for a generation as the new Primary Curriculum for schools is introduced. Whilst some schools will have …

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What’s in a name? By Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

‘What’s in a name?’ is the question Juliet asks Romeo, partly to justify herself, a Capulet, and her love for a member of the rival Montacute clan. Her conclusion is that names don’t matter. The newly published special edition of the International Journal of Language and Communication comes to the opposite conclusion. While quoting the famous exchange between the star …

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I CAN’s Dawn House School Pupils’ Excellent Exam Results by Angela Child, Principal

Arriving at school on results day I am always full of anticipation as our students never fail to impress me with their achievements. I am delighted to report this year was no exception with students achieving GCSE Grades C to G in English; grades A to F in maths; grades A to E in science and grades D to G …

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The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice

The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice   The Commitment is a free online resource to help schools support all pupils, including those with SLCN, to communicate to the best of their ability. Communication skills are essential for learning, developing relationships, and emotional well-being; the Commitment helps schools to develop a greater understanding and emphasis on …

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