All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Early Talk’

Kids With Talk Boost Signs

I CAN’s practical and informative training programmes explained.

I CAN provides many opportunities for schools and settings to develop their expertise in supporting the communication needs of their pupils. The different training packages available cover the entire school remit from the early years to secondary school. Beginning with the Early Years, Early Talk is an insightful and engaging programme, developed for the early year’s workforce, encouraging partnership with …

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Licensee Case Study

A Licensee Case Study: Claire Findlay, Early Talk Licensed Tutor and Good Practice Validation Mentor

I trained originally as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked in the NHS for 10 years. Then I moved to Northamptonshire County Council for 24 years, co-managing the Portage service before becoming self-employed 2 years ago. I trained as an Early Talk Licensed Tutor in June 2013 and as a GPV Mentor in November that year. I also work …

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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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Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO Eds

The launch of the Ofsted Early Years Annual Report by Sir Michael Wilshaw – by Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

Media attention on today’s Ofsted Annual Report on the Early Years (Thursday 3 April) centred on the hackneyed clash of ideologies between advocates of play based provision for young children and proponents of early education. Was I the only one to find my heart lifting to hear Sir Michael Wilshaw strongly criticise this polarised thinking as a ‘false dichotomy’?  For …

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A Christmas round-up from our CEO

2013 was always going to be a special year for I CAN.  The charity was founded 125 years ago by Victorian social reformer Octavia Hill and the Reverend Dowdeswell Graham to help vulnerable children. 21st century I CAN is very proud to uphold their vision. For the past 60 years we’ve focussed on the vital yet neglected area of children’s …

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