Spotlight on SEN

July’s statistical release from the Department for Education shows that SLCN is the most commonly reported special educational need (SEN) among primary school children – more prevalent than autism and dyslexia. This highlights the importance of early identification of children with SLCN. We think that it is vital that all practitioners, across the age range, are given training in how …

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Launching This September – Early Talk 0-5 Years

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 framework recognises communication and language as one of the three prime areas for learning and development. Launching this September, Early Talk 0-5 years is I CAN’s updated and expanded communication and language programme aimed at the early years workforce in partnership with parents. Developed over 10 years Early Talk 0-5 years provides a …

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Savills Graduates

Savills Graduates have once again made a terrific start to their 2012/13 fundraising campaign in support of I CAN’s Meath School. July saw a second team from Savills successfully complete the Three Peaks Challenge in a time of 23 hours 20 minutes.  Ed Barraclough summed it up beautifully, “We had to overcome quite a few obstacles on the way but …

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Help raise money for I CAN with Give as you Live

With Give as you Live, thousands of leading brands including John Lewis, Play.com and Expedia have all signed up to donate to I CAN a percentage of every purchase you make online – all at no cost to you. Simply visit: http://www.ican.org.uk/giveasyoulive and discover and download Give as you Live. When you download Give as you Live you’ll never miss a chance …

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Last Year’s ‘Shine a Light’ Winners Preston Manor High School Continues to Shine with I CAN’s Secondary Talk

After their success with winning a ‘Shine a Light’ award last year, Preston Manor started Secondary Talk in September 2011co-ordinated by Joanna Wilmot (Language Resource Base Lead Specialist Teacher), Marie Underwood (Literacy Co-ordinator) and Tricia Laing (Speech and Language Therapist). They led a ‘working party’ of enthusiastic teachers who implemented Secondary Talk approaches to support ‘peer-talk’ and/or vocabulary learning within …

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