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A blog to say Farewell and Happy Christmas!

Its been a very long goodbye,  but the moment to say “Farewell” as Chief Executive of I CAN is fast approaching. I CAN celebrated its 127th birthday on 26 November.  I’ve only been responsible for the most recent ten and a half of those years. With such a distinguished history, all any one person can do is serve the charity …

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Introducing I CAN’s 2014/15 Impact Report from Virginia Beardshaw CBE, I CAN CEO

September is Annual General Meeting season.  At I CAN’s 127th AGM on the 23rd my job as CEO was to introduce Trustees and Friends of the charity to our 2014/15 Impact Report. It is definitely our most vibrant and visually appealing one yet. This year we organised the report against our against our strategic objectives, so we can see clearly …

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I CAN CEO Virginia Beardshaw receives CBE from Her Majesty the Queen

“Days out don’t come much more special than one where you get an honour from the Queen – all the more special because she has been I CAN’s patron for the whole of her reign. And  collecting it from her at Windsor Castle made ‘being appointed CBE’, to use the official language, especially wonderful. Determined to circumvent my husband’s last …

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I CAN CEO Virginia Beardshaw awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List

What better way to start a new year with some exciting news – Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN’s Chief Executive has had her commitment to children’s speech, language and communication recognised in the New Year’s Honours list with a CBE. Virginia has led I CAN through an eventful 10 years. I CAN’s Make Chatter Matter campaign in 2006 brought the issue …

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I CAN’s CEO Virginia Beardshaw visits Milwards Primary School in Harlow, Essex, to see Talk Boost in action.

Seeing Talk Boost in action at Harlow’s Milwards School put a real spring in my step. A truly talented Teaching Assistant encouraging Year 1 children to ‘build sentences’ was really worth watching. I was at Milwards with Carey Bennet, Achievement for All’s National Delivery Director, to show a colleague from the Department of Education how I CAN and Achievement for …

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