Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’

Virginia 125 Champion

I CAN’s CEO Virginia Beardshaw walks across Morecambe Bay to raise money as an I CAN Champion


Well, we did it. And ‘we’ is the operative word: it turned out that I was one of 420 people, plus a miscellany of over excited dogs of every shape, size and colour. We were guided by Cedric, the ‘Queen’s Guide’, who spends his summers taking groups across the perils of Morecambe Bay. Mary Hartshorne and Jonothon Wright from I …

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Over £300 raised at I CAN’s Dawn House School ‘Rainbow Race’

Dawn House School hosted last week [Friday 19 July] an end of year ‘Rainbow Race’, the first annual balloon launch at the school. Two hundred and fifty balloons were released into the Mansfield sky and the balloon that travels the furthest and has its ticket returned to the school will win their sponsor an i-Tunes voucher prize. Over 150 pupils and …

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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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Getting it right first time – Ofsted (2013)

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw’s latest report ‘Getting it right first time’ starts by stressing the importance of the early years to children’s future success.  Wilshaw states that ‘If, as a society, we are committed to closing the attainment gap, then closing it at an early stage is the priority.’ The Ofsted report highlights the improvement in children’s outcomes …

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Dawn House School end of year events

On Thursday 27th June, I CAN’s Dawn House School was given ‘licence to party’ as it hosted a James Bond themed end of year celebration. Students from Year 11, Further Education and their families were invited to dress up in their finery and join us to bid a fond farewell to the students who are leaving us for pastures new. …

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