All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Communication Trust’


I CAN’s Meath School and Dawn House School take part in The Communication Trust’s No Pens Day Wednesday.

I CAN’s Meath School and Dawn House School took part in The Communication Trust’s No Pens Day Wednesday this week. Nearly 100 pupils across the two schools put down their pens for the day and took part in activities developing alternative forms of communication. At Meath, one activity was telling stories using drama and video. This aimed to engage pupils …

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Talk Boost shortlisted for Children and Young People Now Award

Talk Boost is one of three programmes that have been shortlisted for a Children and Young People Now Award in the Learning Award category. The category is for the initiative that has made the best contribution to improving educational achievement. The judges in particular look for work that has helped children with special educational needs or disadvantaged groups. Good speech, …

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Ofqual decision will impact children with speech, language and communication needs – The Communication Trust

Ofqual’s decision this week to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language will severely disadvantage students with recognised speech, language and communication needs, according to The Communication Trust and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Anne Fox, Director of The Communication Trust said: ‘this move will damage one …

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No Pens Day Wednesday is back for 2013!

Now in its third year, we are looking forward to No Pens Day Wednesday 2013. This year the event will take place on Wednesday 9th October and offers support to schools to really boost their pupils’ communication skills by focussing on speaking and listening activities for the whole day across every class and lesson. No Pens Day Wednesday reached over …

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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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