All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Mobility’

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Parents of children who can’t communicate need support, not criticism

I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, reflects on government plans to close the early years’ communication gap. Yesterday’s speech on Social Mobility by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, was very important on many fronts. It is a welcomed confirmation by the Government of the critical importance of both language and literacy for children. It represents a long-term, ten-year …

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The relationship between language skills and social mobility in West Somerset

Many children in West Somerset start school with language skills below average for their age, West Somerset also has the lowest social mobility of any local authority area in the UK, coming in at 324th out of 324 bodies in both 2016 and 2017. Is this a coincidence or something else? There is considerable research closely linking good language skills …

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Liz-wood

Plans in Place – supporting parents

Liz Wood is a Regional Manager on I CAN’s Place Strategy, here she explains how involving parents is key to reaching out to some of the country’s most deprived areas. Parents play a huge role in supporting their children’s speech, language and communication and the amount and type of language used at home has been shown to have an effect …

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