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09 Dec 2016

Staff at I CAN’s Meath School take on a marathon of a challenge

When it was announced in early autumn 2015 that a new school minibus was needed for I CAN’s Meath School, a small group of staff from the school decided that a run-of-the-mill cake sale would not cut the mustard after an initial tentative attempt at fundraising at the Meath School Summer Fete only raised £120. So we had a crazy ...

 


01 Dec 2016

Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development ...

 


18 Nov 2016

I CAN launches its Every Child A Voice appeal at the House of Lords

To celebrate the launch of I CAN’s Every Child A Voice appeal earlier this month we invited 80 guests to an exclusive dinner and auction at the House of Lords. The event launched our new three year fundraising appeal which aims to raise £5 million to support children up to the age of 19 with communication difficulties. The event was ...

 


12 Oct 2016

Storytelling at I CAN’s Meath School

Since 2011, we have developed and added to our own storytelling approach.  This has been a reflective  process taking the different aspects from the Creative Partnership Project, when we worked alongside a Drama specialist , Louise Coigley’s Lis’n’tell’ and Pie Corbett’s approaches and tailoring them to the needs of our SLCN learners at Meath. We have worked on the premise, ...

 


26 Aug 2016

Highlights from I CAN’s Q and A with Mencap

On Wednesday 24th August our speech and language therapist Mandy Grist took part in a live Q & A on Mencap’s Facebook page and we received some really interesting questions. Find out what our responses were below. Question 1: Hi, my son is 3 years old and has been under SALT since he was 8 weeks old due to being fed ...

 


11 Apr 2016

Books Come Alive at Meath School

A few weeks ago, I CAN’s Meath School for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) had a whole week of book focused activities. The week included World Book Day and the children enjoyed a range of stories read not only by the teaching staff but other people from the wider school community including the CEO of I CAN, ...

 


30 Mar 2016

Meath School rated ‘outstanding’ for third year running

We are thrilled to announce that Meath School, I CAN’s specialist primary school, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the third year running! Meath is one of few schools in England for primary aged children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. After their visit, which took place on the 3rd March 2016, inspectors stated, ‘The ...

 


22 Mar 2016

Sign Supported English Launches at Meath School

The last Thursday before the half-term break was the day when Meath School pupils, staff, parents and guests got together to mark the occasion of Meath’s “official” launch as a Sign Supported English (SSE) using school. The pupils and staff of Meath School have been learning SSE since the start of the autumn term, and this was an opportunity to ...

 


15 Mar 2016

E-Safety at Meath School

The Internet has become part of our daily lives in recent years and the number of ways that we can access it seems to increase every year.  It is worth thinking about how many different ways we can access it in our own homes: TV, tablet, smart phones, games consoles such as X Box and Play Station and more recently, ...

 


11 Feb 2016

Signing at Meath School helps children’s understanding

When most people think of signing, Mr. Tumble might ring a bell. It might have been seen from a signing interpreter for the deaf community. At Meath School, signing is a large part of how we communicate. For some,  it’s the only way to communicate. To support our children, signing is used alongside speech to help children make their needs ...

 


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