Summer Children

Pre-School Activity – Out in the Garden!

Out in the Garden (to the tune of ‘Patridge in a Pear Tree’) Out in the garden, what do you see? (Thumb and forefinger, like a beak – say “Tweet tweet tweet!”) A bird sitting up in a tree Out in the garden, what do you see? (Cross thumbs and flap fingers – say “Flutter, flutter flutter!”) Two butterflies and …

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Wrens Sponsored Walk

The First 125 Challenge Champions for I CAN!

On Sunday 23 June, the Wrens group – 2-3 year olds from St Hilary’s Nursery school – held a sponsored walk around Alice Holt, Surrey, in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. Organised by Marina Upcott (Class Representative and Wrens mum) and Emma Bateman (Wrens mum), the aim of the walk was to raise £1,000 to celebrate I CAN’s 125th …

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I CAN’s A Chance To Talk (ACTT) receives endorsement during Westminster SLCN debate

When we launched our A Chance to Talk report last month, Ed Timpson – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education – welcomed it as a good example of joint working between NHS speech and language therapists and schools. He endorsed one of our key findings – the power of colleagues working together to ensure better outcomes for children.  A Chance …

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Combe Bank Prep School wins a visit from TV character, Humf, with I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge!

The Early Years Department at Combe Bank Prep School in Sevenoaks are I CAN’s top Chatterbox Challenge fundraisers, having raised over £850 for I CAN. More than 65 children participated and their efforts were rewarded with a visit from Nick Jr’s TV show character, Humf, who made a surprise appearance at a picnic party at the school. This was I …

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Engage in Education

Engage in Education evaluation report

At the end of May the Engage in Education external evaluation report was released to accompany I CAN’s own evaluation of this programme. Key outcomes mentioned in the report included a reduction in fixed term exclusions, a 58% increase in young people’s attendance, and a 61% increase in their attainment. Around 65% of young people reported their communication skills had …

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