All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘communication ambassadors’

A blog from Ben Wicks at Family Action, Newham

We at the charity Family Action, together with I CAN’s nationwide Communication Ambassadors project, are giving “troubled families” an opportunity to turn their lives around in Newham. The Government’s Troubled Families programme aims to turn around the lives of 120,000 families in the UK that are classed as “troubled” by the end of this Parliament. A Troubled Family –  according …

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Why Communication Fascinates Me – Guest blog by Martha Webster, Communication Ambassador

I have been thinking a lot about where my interest with how we communicate started and I think it began with dealing with my own dyslexia whilst at university studying Fine Art Sculpture. I had received extra help in classroom and exams since age 11 but as I became interested in artists I began to become interested in myself and …

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Guest blog by Paula Poole, Communication Ambassador

My name is Paula Poole, a 31 year old mum of two. I first started to volunteer at my children’s school, when my daughter was in Year 1. I listened to readers to start with. Over the months I progressed into taking small groups for guided reading, which is when a group reads a book together and then talks about …

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Christmas Message from Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

2012 has been busy for all charities and particularly those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. The policy landscape continues to change – with the introduction of a revised Early Years Foundation Stage which has communication and language at its heart; proposals for a new Primary Curriculum and the publication of the draft SEN …

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The journey from Make Chatter Matter to Hello – by Anita Kerwin-Nye, outgoing Director of The Communication Trust

I was working for I CAN, as Director of Communications, when the seeds for The Communication Trust were sown. Working closely with Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN, we ran the incredible Make Chatter Matter campaign, which firmly put children’s communication on the policy and media agenda. In the wake of the Bercow Review, which the voluntary sector had …

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