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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 ...

 


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 ...

 


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