Autism

New books available on I CAN’s shop: Can I tell you about Autism?

 Do your child or a child you are supporting have autism? If yes, then you may find ‘Can I tell you about Autism?’ useful. This book is a part of the series from Jessica Kingsley Publishers covering a range of difficulties that children can have. It is aimed at parents and professionals and anyone who may be in contact with …

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Marissa At The London Marathon

A blog from intern Marissa on her day at the London Marathon

Marissa is a student from the United States and has been interning for I CAN before she returns home for the summer. Here she writes about her first experience at the London Marathon, and what it meant for her. “Go, go, go, you can do it!” someone shouted to my left. All around, crowds of people from all walks of …

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Virgin London Marathon

An amazing day at the Virgin Money London Marathon!

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who participated in the Virgin Money London Marathon for I CAN! Taking place on Sunday 13th April, it was a fantastic day with 23 marathon runners taking part on our behalf. Our marathon runners have been training and fundraising since October last year in order to cover the …

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Pupil Premium And Talk Boost Image

Mind the gap, bridge the gap: Blog from Clive Robson, I CAN’s Senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

Just looking back over the excellent presentation given by Stefano Pozzi, Assistant director, Department for Education National perspectives on the pupil premium to raise attainment at the end of last year, it makes a powerful case for early and targeted interventions that have a proven track record of making a difference. Pozzi points out that the gap between the attainment …

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Are You Ready

Communication skills central to school readiness: Blog from Clive Robson, I CAN’s senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

‘Too many children start school without the range of skills they need.’ (Are you ready? Good practice in school readiness. Ofsted 2014) The aim of this recent survey by Ofsted was to capture how the most successful Early Years providers ensure disadvantaged and vulnerable children are better prepared to start school. The providers were selected because they were successful in …

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