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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 ...

 


29 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Zan’s story

Below Catherine tells us about what life has been like since finding Meath School for her son, Alexander Before we came to Meath – I CAN’s specialist school for speech and language – we didn’t really discover Alexander’s difficulties until he was two, but we could see that he could not engage with his environment. Alexander could not make any ...

 


25 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Daniel’s Story

Below Daniel’s mum, Emma, tells us about his progress since attending I CAN’s Meath School My nine year old son, Daniel, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist speech and language school – in February 2012. We first noticed that Daniel was struggling with his speech, language and communication at around 18 -20 months old. He was babbling but the ...

 


21 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has ...

 


15 Jan 2016

‘Forest School’ at Meath!

A blog from I CAN’s Meath School If you go down to the woods today … you might be surprised to see children from Meath School enjoying their learning at Forest School. Each class are having the opportunity to use the woods to support and enhance their learning experience. The session starts with the children, all of whom have SLCNs, ...

 


16 Dec 2015

A blog to say Farewell and Happy Christmas!

Its been a very long goodbye,  but the moment to say “Farewell” as Chief Executive of I CAN is fast approaching. I CAN celebrated its 127th birthday on 26 November.  I’ve only been responsible for the most recent ten and a half of those years. With such a distinguished history, all any one person can do is serve the charity ...

 


09 Nov 2015

A Day at Meath School with Dr. Caroline Bowen

On 23rd October the Speech and Language Therapy team at I CAN’s Meath School were delighted to welcome Dr. Caroline Bowen, a leading authority on Speech and Language Pathology, all the way from Australia. Dr. Caroline Bowen delivered an informative and thought-provoking course to over 70 speech and language therapists from across the UK. The course, titled ‘Evidenced Based Interventions ...

 


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