Bercow-thankyou

Bercow: Ten Years On – the surveys are now closed, but the work carries on!

Since the launch of the call for evidence in January, the Bercow: Ten Years On review has been a whirlwind of activity, with the focus being getting the breadth and depth of information that we needed to inform our review. Our priority has been to ensure we enable everyone concerned about support for children and young people with speech, language …

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Meath Leavers

Transitioning to Secondary School

Assistant Head Teacher of I CAN’s Meath School, Sarah Billingham, writes about the support we provide our pupils as they become ‘secondary ready’.  The transition to secondary school is a big step in the lives of all children. It is a bittersweet time as we look back on progress and prepare to say goodbye.  All of the children at I …

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maxine burns

Coping with change: transitioning through the years

Maxine Burns, I CAN’s Speech and Language Advisor, spoke recently at the Transition Conference in Wigan on the broad topic of being ‘secondary ready’.  Transitions of all kinds have long been an area of interest for me; particularly those that involve the preparation for the move from primary school up to secondary school, and then on from school to lives …

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peoplescupwinners

A story of growth and success

Adam Ashley is a former student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Since leaving, Adam has achieved academically, developed a successful career,  and lived life to the full (including winning the FA People’s Cup). We ask him about the different transitions he’s had to make and what helped him through. What was life like before Dawn House School? It wasn’t …

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Mar Hartshorne

Transition: A process not an event

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the experiences of pupils with speech, language and communication needs as they move into or on from school. Last month at a conference I heard the results of a survey carried out in a secondary school with Year 7 students, 50 lessons into a new school year. Staff asked pupils to reflect …

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