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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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A Case Study – Supporting Seamless Transitions From Secondary to Post 16 Education

Collaborating with young people and their parents/ carers to ensure seamless transitions from secondary to Post 16 education. In November 2022, Emma Perridge (Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist and Post 16 Lead) and Ashlea Stephens (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Post 16 Lead) attended a Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) strategy workshop for parents and […]

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Twilight sessions delivered to school teaching staff  – by Paving the Way

Two twilight sessions were delivered to Robin Hood Junior School teaching staff  around the support, management and understanding of pupils with ADHD and or traits of ADHD at school. Aims of the session: To increase knowledge of ADHD and to have a better understanding of how it feels for a child/young person with ADHD/attention and […]

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Cognus Autism Acceptance Events 2024

Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), World Autism Acceptance Week aims to raise awareness and acceptance of individuals living with autism by educating people to understand the condition and by helping make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it. At Cognus, we will be running a variety of workshops and activities […]

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Paving the Way Warriors Group

Our latest group of Paving the Way Warriors celebrating all their hard work This was our 9th group of primary school pupils that have enjoyed learning about themselves and meeting new friends every Wednesday after school I get less angry and upset My behaviour is better at school Everyone is so kind I have liked […]

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Keeping Children Safe Online

Paving the Way in collaboration with Sutton’s Education E-Safety Advisor hosted a workshop for parents on ”Keeping children safe online”. 5 members of staff attended, with 7 families attending in person and 18 families accessing the resources online. Parents feedback included: Lots, that I wasn’t aware of, apps I didn’t even know exist I learnt […]

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Exclusions – An improving picture

Exclusion prevention has been an ongoing focus of the local area, in particular post-pandemic where Sutton has seen an increase in challenging behaviour and escalation of complex needs within schools. Historically, Sutton’s rates of exclusions have remained fairly consistent and below the national average. However, during the pandemic Sutton’s rates of exclusions did not drop […]

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Post 16 training reaches over 50 staff at local college with positive feedback

Cognus Therapies have been the preferred provider for Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy at North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) since 2017. In October 2023, Cognus Therapies were asked to deliver training for Teachers and Learning Support Assistants across the college on supporting therapy needs in the classroom. Ashlea Stephens (Highly Specialist […]

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Cognus Education Safeguarding Team deliver training for staff at The Change Foundation UK

On Wednesday 17th January, Steve Welding (E-Safety Advisor) and Hayley Cameron (Education Safeguarding Manager) from the Education Safeguarding Team delivered training to 15 members of staff from The Change Foundation UK. I can’t believe so much has changed in terms of safeguarding in the space of a year.  This training is invaluable, and Steve and […]

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Therapies team train members of school staff across schools in Sutton,

Cognus Therapies trains 59 members of school staff across 28 schools in Sutton, by delivering 7 training sessions across the summer term 2023. Jo Wells (SaLT), Amber Burnett (OT) and Howard Hutchins (OT) successfully delivered the first SEND Champion Training to 59 member of school staff across the Sutton Local Authority. This training was hosted […]

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