Music

1980s I CAN song revived in 2014!

David Snell, singer/songwriter has shared with I CAN a song written for a fundraising video in 1989. The song, ‘I can’ was written after a brainstorming session where the team thought of phrases that would convey the meaning of language difficulties they were trying to demonstrate. The music was originally written for keyboards and transferred later to acoustic guitar. David …

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Meath

I CAN’s Meath School invites you to join their Summer Fayre!

I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw is inviting everyone from the local community to join their Family Fun Day at the school on Sunday 22 June 2014. The school fayre will raise money for their work with children aged 4-11 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs including Asperger’s Syndrome. The fayre will be open from 12pm …

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May Staff Events 2014

Three cheers to three I CAN champs who challenged themselves last weekend!

May Bank Holiday was both exciting and tough for several  I CAN staff members who have taken on some amazing challenges for I CAN, and raised over £1,250 so far! We are all really proud of their achievements, and grateful to the 55 runners that joined I CAN at the Bupa 10K on Sunday, plus Louise Whaite who ran the …

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BM

Could active music making offer the key to tackling the ‘school ready’ attainment gap? A guest blog from Boogie Mites

The most recent neuroscientific studies, into the effects of active music making on brain development in early years, show that regular involvement in active music making significantly impact IQ and communication skills.  It has also been shown that every child with healthy brain development in early years is born with the innate potential to benefit from music’s brain boosting potential. …

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Talking The Language Of School Improvement

Talking the Language of School Improvement from Clive Robson, I CAN’s Senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

‘We’re below the floor at end of key stage 2, and the value added evidence summarised in our SEF is worrying as is the evidence from the RaiseOnline transition matrices. And we’re due an inspection’. If you’re thinking – ‘yes well, with rising floor targets it’s tough, but what percentage of pupils are making upper quartile progress?’  – then please …

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