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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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Looking back at 2011: thoughts on the National Year from Virginia Beardshaw

What a fantastic year 2011 has been for speech, language and communication. If you’d told me at the start of this National Year that we would have proposals to integrate oral language across our curriculum at every age and stage, as recommended in this week’s Expert Panel report on the National Curriculum, an Early Years Foundation Stage which places language …

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I CAN’s Dawn House School celebrating following Shine a Light awards

I CAN and staff and students from I CAN’s Dawn House School in Mansfield are celebrating today, as the School was highly commended in the Shine a Light national campaign awards last night (23rd November), in the Communication Friendly Award – Secondary Schools and Colleges Category. Dawn House School and I CAN are also thrilled that the Clipstone Co-operative food …

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‘Children don’t know their own names’ – an issue in the media spotlight

Last month saw speech, language and communication needs in the media spotlight. Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead and the government’s Poverty Tsar, commented that children were starting school without the basic skills they needed to learn. He also asserted that some children start at primary school without knowing their own names. Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today …

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