All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jean gross’

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Research Round Up – June 2018

Oxford University Press Why Closing the Word Gap Matters starts off with a survey carried out on over 1,300 teachers. Over half of those surveyed reported that at least 40% of their pupils lacked the vocabulary to access their learning. 69% of primary school teachers and over 60% of secondary schoolteachers believed the word gap to be increasing. Although this …

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A decade of highs and lows

Former government Communication Champion for children and young people and Chair of the Bercow: Ten Years On decision making panel, Jean Gross, reflects on the decade of change since the 2008 Bercow Report. As you read this, pause for a moment to reflect. Are you where you are in your career, your life, your relationships because you have good (or at least OK) …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Bercow: building talking communities

Yesterday, I was on a train and I tuned into a lively conversation between a young mother and her two year old. They were a sharing a picture book, and Bella was guiding her mum through it pointing out what was going on, with mum commenting. Being a speech and language therapist, I sighed: “lovely contingent talk there”. As I …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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I CAN Response to Publication of Special Educational Needs Clauses in the Children and Families Bill

I CAN, the children’s communication charity, welcomes the publication of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) clauses of the Children and Families Bill today (Monday 3rd September). We are particularly pleased to see the continued commitment to greater collaboration between services across education, health and social care with the introduction of integrated Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young …

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