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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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Our Thoughts on the Chief Inspector of Ofsted Report

This week has seen the Chief Inspector of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, launch his second Annual Report to let us know how well schools and colleges are doing.  It gives us up to date information about how many schools are considered to be good and outstanding , and how many are needing to improve or not meeting the standards the …

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Early Talk Accreditation

Early Talk Accreditation Improves Ofsted Rating for Pennywell Early Years Centre

Pennywell Early Years Centre gained initial I CAN Early Talk accreditation in October 2008 and successfully retained this each year since.  The Centre is now the first in Sunderland to gain the accreditation under I CAN’s new and improved accreditation framework. We are very proud to be associated with I CAN as we have worked hard over many years to …

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Getting it right first time – Ofsted (2013)

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw’s latest report ‘Getting it right first time’ starts by stressing the importance of the early years to children’s future success.  Wilshaw states that ‘If, as a society, we are committed to closing the attainment gap, then closing it at an early stage is the priority.’ The Ofsted report highlights the improvement in children’s outcomes …

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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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