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15 Mar 2018

Meath students travel in style

Lorraine Rogers is a Child Care Officer in the residential department of I CAN’s Meath School for pupils with speech and/or language disorders in Surrey. Here she explains just how much the new school minibus means to the children. In residential we use the minibus on a regular basis and to have a brand new one is a pretty big ...

 


08 Feb 2018

Match of the Day at Meath FC

Tory Dean is a Learning Support Assistant and Kathryn Goold a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here they tell us about Meath’s Tuesday football club. Excitement about Meath School’s football club starts first thing on Tuesday morning, when cries of ‘see you at football club’ greet us as we walk across the playground. By ...

 


19 Jan 2018

Meath – A school for language

“But that can’t be mother, mother doesn’t have brown feet!” Said the little goat. A story about four baby goats and a wolf who wants to gobble them up. Don’t let anyone else in. If they don’t have white feet, they can’t be mother. A story to explain how passwords work. This is how my Tuesday at Meath School began; ...

 


22 Nov 2017

First Impressions of Meath School

Stanley Luker is the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (SLTA) at I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey.  Here he tells us about his first few months in the role. “What an incredible school.” That was my first thought after I visited Meath School for the day soon after I was offered the role of Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. ...

 


10 Nov 2017

7 Points to Check Your Intervention

Penny Hamilton-Dick is a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents some thoughts on her first time attending the NAPLIC (National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children) conference in Birmingham earlier this year. In May, a small group of teachers and speech and language therapists from Meath School attended the ...

 


20 Oct 2017

New playground at I CAN’s Meath School

On Thursday 28 September I CAN’s Meath School proudly opened a newly refurbished play area in front of excited pupils and parents. The playground has been kindly funded by DM Thomas Foundation and John Horniman’s Children’s Trust. Rosy Harper, Communications Executive and Bronwyn Hartney, Area Sales Manager of DM Thomas Foundation officially opened the space, which had been redeveloped over ...

 


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 ...

 


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