All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hello’

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I CAN CEO Virginia Beardshaw awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List

What better way to start a new year with some exciting news – Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN’s Chief Executive has had her commitment to children’s speech, language and communication recognised in the New Year’s Honours list with a CBE. Virginia has led I CAN through an eventful 10 years. I CAN’s Make Chatter Matter campaign in 2006 brought the issue …

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Xmas 2012

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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I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2012 by Virginia Beardshaw

I was honoured to attend this year’s Shine a Light Awards on Wednesday 21st November in London and to present an Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards were a wonderful opportunity for teams, settings and individuals across the UK to celebrate excellence and best practice in supporting children’s and young people’s communication, and those with SLCN. There were over 300 applications …

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I CAN Schools put down their pens for No Pens Day Wednesday!

On 10th October, young people aged 5 – 19 from I CAN’s Dawn House School and aged 5-11 from I CAN’s Meath School put down their pens and picked up language in support of No Pens Day Wednesday; a national speaking and listening event organised by The Communication Trust. The schools successfully organised a day for all pupils where all …

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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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