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25 Sep 2017

Changing Signs at Meath School

Kayleigh Turner is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents a two year review of the introduction and use of Sign Supported English (SSE) at Meath School. In September 2015 the staff, children, parents, carers, friends and families jointly began an exciting journey to launch Sign Supported English (SSE) at ...

 


31 Jul 2017

Constructive Outdoor Play – A parent’s perspective

Larisa Strickland is a governor at I CAN’s Meath School and is also a parent of a pupil, Matthew (8). She recently observed a Forest School session in action. We explore with her the importance of constructive outdoor play and how it has affected Matthew’s learning and development. Tell us about Matthew. “Matthew started at the Meath School when he ...

 


31 Jul 2017

I CAN awarded £36,700 by BBC Children in Need

We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £36,700 over three years. The grant funded a summer holiday club for I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey. I CAN’s ‘Holiday Club’ offers our pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence, independence, and social skills through a planned programme of activities in a ...

 


26 Jul 2017

Transitioning to Secondary School

Assistant Head Teacher of I CAN’s Meath School, Sarah Billingham, writes about the support we provide our pupils as they become ‘secondary ready’.  The transition to secondary school is a big step in the lives of all children. It is a bittersweet time as we look back on progress and prepare to say goodbye.  All of the children at I ...

 


30 Jun 2017

Helping Children with SLCN to cope with sensory, emotional and social needs

In order to successfully cope with everyday situations we use many skills. Often without thinking about it we self-regulate by monitoring and managing our sensory, emotional and social needs. We might talk to someone if we are feeling worried, have a cup of tea if we are feeling tired or count to ten if we are feeling angry. When these ...

 


01 Jun 2017

Hands-on experience at Meath School

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my ...

 


04 May 2017

Rediscovering Speech and Language Therapy

Returning to work after a long break can be a truly daunting prospect! However, I am pleased to say that my journey back to Speech and Language Therapy has been made much easier through volunteering at I CAN’s Meath School. The school is local to where I live and I approached them about taking on a voluntary role to refresh my ...

 


05 Apr 2017

Specialist approaches to support children with language disorder are used in I CAN’s Meath School

Buzzwords in I CAN‘s Meath school. Thirty years ago, in the depths of Leicestershire, an English teacher took a novel approach to teaching his class parts of grammar. Mr Copas arrived in my lesson with toilet rolls on a broom handle and proceeded to categorise words, writing them on the rolls as he went. As young eight year old children, with ...

 


01 Mar 2017

An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family

An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family Getting a full and accurate picture of strengths and difficulties is vital for determining the right kind of support for a child or young person with speech language and communication needs. Ezra’s parents shared their experience of assessment by I CAN’s ...

 


10 Feb 2017

Former Student of Meath School & Dawn House School is running the marathon for I CAN

In April this year Anthony Hornby, a former-student of both Meath School and Dawn House School, will be running the London Marathon on behalf of I CAN. We spoke to Anthony and his mother Liz about their experience of I CAN’s support over the years and their motivations for getting involved. Where the journey began Aged two and a half ...

 


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