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Education Safeguarding Team Support and Raise Awareness During Child Exploitation Week

Steve Welding (E-Safety Advisor) and Hayley Cameron (Education Safeguarding Manager) were part of a multi-agency working group tasked with developing a programme of events for young people, families, and professionals, to promote Child Exploitation Awareness Week (18th-22nd March 2024). We are taught about exploitation and the risks in school, but I still think more is […]

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Networking opportunity for Post-16 Speech and Language Therapist

Grace Mullin, Speech and Language Therapist at Cognus Therapies, attended a networking event at Sutton and District Training College in the summer term 2023. The event provided opportunities to meet with various professionals across the borough of Sutton including representatives from social care, education, and the youth justice service. Grace was able to liaise with […]

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Cognus Therapies run interactive stall at Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) event for the second year running

Thursday 30th November 2023 saw London Borough of Sutton (LBS) host another highly successful Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) event for children and young people aged 14+ in the local area. Over 200 young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) visited the event which took place at the Sutton Life Centre across two sessions. […]

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Celebrating Success: Another Year of SEND Champion Training in Sutton

For the second consecutive year, 48 dedicated members of school staff from 15 schools in Sutton have completed the SEND Champion training program, marking another milestone in the journey towards inclusive education. Led by expert therapists, this comprehensive training equips Sutton school staff with essential strategies to support children and young people with diverse needs […]

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Sutton Virtual School Annual Report 2023

The Sutton Virtual School Annual Report 2023 describes how Sutton Virtual School works closely with foster carers, social workers, Cognus services and schools to help improve the education of our Children Looked After. To find out more about the Sutton Virtual School, please visit their homepage and then have a look at their information and all that […]

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Cognus E-Safety Adviser completes a marathon week speaking to children in Sutton.

Steve Welding, from the Cognus Education Safeguarding Team and the E-Safety Advisor for all our schools in Sutton completed 15 E-Safety workshops during 2024 E-Safety Week. During E-Safety week Steve presented to over 540 Children (Primary & Secondary). Topics that were covered – New online safety Act, social media and age restrictions, Gaming, what not […]

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Paving the Way holiday workshop

The Paving the Way team invited their families to join them for a fun filled workshop learning all about ‘Growth Mindset’ There were 15 families and we had a great time playing games and crafting. Really good to meet other families experiencing similar situations and speak to behaviour specialists This was our first visit and […]

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Therapies Graduated Response ‘SEND Champion’ Support Session

Monday 27th November saw 23 Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and teachers representing17  education provisions across the London Borough of Sutton (LBS) join a workshop to extend their learning related to Cognus Therapies’ Graduated Response. The workshop was facilitated in a hybrid manner to reach as many professionals as possible and 16 staff attended in person […]

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Attendance Counts!

The Traveller Education Service discovered a pupil that had very poor attendance due to travelling regularly between two different areas. They liaised between the pupil’s main school in another borough and a school in Sutton and were able to dual register the pupil at both schools which has resulted in a massive improvement in that […]

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