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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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Supporting schools to narrow the gap: blog from Natasha Theobald, I CAN Head of Communications

It’s been a busy month for the Department for Education with several new announcements about changes to the curriculum, secondary school accountability and the arrival of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons. At the same time, a report has been released by Ofsted, which looks at how schools are using Pupil Premium funding to support pupils …

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Marshmallow Sky: A Play by Alan Dawson, Dawn House School

‘Marshmallow Sky’ is the second play about autism written by Alan Dawson. Alan works in the FE department at I CAN’s Dawn House School. The first play, ‘The Red Wot Was Fez’ was performed in a short tour of Mansfield, Worksop and Sheffield last year. The final performance was at The Blue Shed Theatre, Sheffield in November and all proceeds …

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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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Dawn House Students speak to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Two students from Dawn House School spoke to the prestigious All Party Parliamentary Group for Children yesterday (Monday 17th December) as part of their inquiry on the question Are children and young people getting the opportunities they want?. The meeting focused on ensuring schools support children and young people to enjoy learning and continue in education and training beyond 16.  …

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