All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GCSE’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Communication is Crucial!

This was the title of the first chapter in the original Bercow report, written in 2008 by John Bercow. It is also the first chapter in the follow up report Bercow: Ten Years On: an independent review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – launched on March 20th this year. So what …

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Ofqual decision will impact children with speech, language and communication needs – The Communication Trust

Ofqual’s decision this week to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language will severely disadvantage students with recognised speech, language and communication needs, according to The Communication Trust and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Anne Fox, Director of The Communication Trust said: ‘this move will damage one …

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Jean Gross, former government Communication Champion, shares concerns about the place of speaking and listening in the future school curriculum

I’m getting worried about what may happen to the teaching of spoken language. It’s great that Ofsted are focusing on how well schools and teachers are promoting good communication skills, but does the average inspector really know what they are looking for? Then there’s the revised primary National Curriculum proposals published by the DfE, which do not have distinct speaking …

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Measuring the difference I CAN’s Secondary Talk makes

At the end of another year of Secondary Talk – I CAN’s programme which changes practice in secondary schools to support students’ communication and language – we have been inspired by what has been happening in schools. Sitting as part of the validation panel for the programme, I have been privileged to hear of exciting developments, but in particular of …

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