All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘children with speech and language needs’

No Pens Day Wednesday

Pens down, speak up! It’s #NoPensDay Wednesday

Today (4th October, 2017) is No Pens Day Wednesday, a day dedicated to showcasing the importance of speech, language and communication within the classroom, encouraging schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. With the first No Pens Day being held in 2011, the event is now in its seventh …

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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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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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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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