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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference 2013 Student Workshop

You always get more out of Opportunity than Fear…

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The annual Pupil Participation Conference at Dawn House School this year was a little bit different, a bit of a risk that more than paid off. The usual format of seminars was moved aside to make way for a short performance of Marshmallow Sky, an exceptionally insightful play penned by the school’s very own Alan Dawson. Both adult and student …

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Moving On! – new I CAN resources for Year 6 pupils, parents and teachers

I CAN have launched Moving On!, the new activity pack for children and accompanying Teacher Guide to support Year 6 pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school by effectively supporting their communication skills. Moving from primary to secondary school marks an important stage in a child’s school career and can be a challenging time for all pupils. Research has shown …

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Looking ahead to September 2014: the SEN Reforms

In just under a year’s time, there will be a new system for identifying and supporting children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) as a result of the Children and Families Bill, which is currently going through parliament. With so many changes in the pipeline we’re keen to ensure the best possible support for children and young people …

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Introducing SENDirect

As the SEN reforms make their torturous way through Parliament, the voluntary sector needs to shift its thinking forward into implementation mode. The change involved is ambitious:  nothing less than a systems change in which families, local authorities, schools and health services and the voluntary sector all need to learn new skills. Genuine person centred planning lies at the heart …

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Meath School celebrates 30 years of supporting children’s communication with a tea party during I CAN’s 125 Anniversary Year

Meath School celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a tea party event yesterday (Thursday 23 May). Meath School was opened by I CAN in September 1982 as a non-maintained special school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This year is also I CAN’s 125th Birthday and to help celebrate this anniversary, the school invited over 125 guests to the …

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