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14 Jun 2022

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Inclusive Music Making

Sutton Music Service’s continued work with Open Orchestra is a vital part of our commitment to inclusion and meeting our core role of providing opportunities for young people to play in ensembles and perform from an early stage. The Sherwood Park Open Orchestra project gives pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) the opportunity […]

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16 May 2022

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Cognus Education Safeguarding Manager joins Human First Academy

In the spring term, the Education Safeguarding Team led on a lot of work with Designated Safeguarding Leads to bring professional curiosity to the forefront of thinking.  An inspiring video was shared of Jaz Ampaw-Farr in her TEDx Talk, where she re-storied her life as a broken child, highlighting the transformative power we have to […]

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3 May 2022

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Cognus Therapies Champions Young People to use their Experiences Outside of the Therapy Room to provide Mentoring Support

 Tamara Rainsley (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for Deaf Children and Young People) identified a gap in provision for a deaf young people on her caseload. Tamara felt that the pupil was curious about their GCSEs and Post-16 options and wanted to hear about another deaf pupil’s experience. Tamara has been working closely with […]

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25 Apr 2022

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Sensory Impairment Service work in collaboration to deliver Easter Family Fun Days

The Sensory Impairment Service worked in collaboration with the Dreaming Tree to deliver the Easter Family Fun Days. Six families attended having their faces painted and participating in some art activities, playing games and of course there were Easter Eggs all round!!! The return of Family Sign after the Easter Holidays has begun, this was […]

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11 Apr 2022

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Sutton Music Service Spring Concerts

Sutton Music Service Spring Concerts – 21st to 25th March 2022 Sutton Music Service is incredibly proud of all the students who participated in our Spring concerts between the 21st and 25th of March. Their performances were excellent. The ensembles performed a wide selection of repertoire from Bizet, and Strauss, to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stevie […]

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7 Apr 2022

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Safeguarding and SEND Teams, work with LSCP to emphasise the importance of learning from Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews 

Cognus Education Safeguarding and SEND Teams, work with the LSCP TO emphasise the importance of learning from Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews   Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) are systematic reviews of serious child safeguarding cases, at both a local and national level.  On Thursday 17th March 2022, Sutton LSCP held a Reflective Learning Event for […]

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6 Apr 2022

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Mini Melody Makers: A collaboration between Sutton Music Service and Cognus Early Years

On the morning of 24th February, eight Ofsted-registered childminders in Sutton brought over 20 of their charges to the Cognus offices to participate in Mini Melody Makers, a series of three music sessions for children under five. This project is a collaboration between Sutton Music Service and Tania Long in the Early Years team. Mini […]

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