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17 Aug 2021

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Autism Friendly School Audit

Recently, Rebecca Duffus carried out an Autism Friendly School Audit at St Philomena’s RC Secondary School.  The school were keen to seek additional advice to find out how the could improve their provision for autistic students/those with social communication differences. The Autism Friendly School Audit is a tool to assess the overall ethos of a […]

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13 Aug 2021

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Cognus Education Safeguarding Team’s DSL training offer to schools during the summer term

From 1st April – 23rd July 2021, the Education Safeguarding Team delivered an extensive training package to schools in Sutton. ‘Thank you for the training yesterday. It was very insightful and informative – we certainly learnt a lot and it is great to be a part of such a supportive network!’ (Primary DSL, June 2021) During the […]

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11 Aug 2021

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Information regarding Brunswick Cars ceasing to trade

Dear All At the beginning of this week (9th August 2021) we received notification from one of our largest operators, Brunswick Cars, that following the retirement of the proprietor they have decided to cease operating from the 31st August 2021. This was totally unexpected, beyond our control and also in breach of their contractual obligations.  However, please […]

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11 Aug 2021

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Paving the Way support the families on their waiting list

The Paving the Way team have extended support for their families through the summer holidays.  Team members held a Parenting Surgery in which families could attend and ask advice while they await to be allocated.   Session provided support and guidance for:  Understanding the service and the procedure once allocated a caseworker  Signposting to summer holiday activities  Strategies on creating a […]

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10 Aug 2021

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SEND Service recognise the need for clear advice, support and partnership with families

Our SEND Service recognise the need for clear advice, support and partnership when a family think their child may have additional needs and work hard to provide this. We would like to share an example of feedback we have received from a parent who the SEND Service have been working with through the ENCNA process, […]

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3 Aug 2021

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Paving the Way collaborating with partners, to offer parenting support

Paving the Way have been working alongside our colleagues in the Local Area, supporting families of primary aged children on a fortnightly basis on various parenting themes. Parents have benefitted from sharing their worries with others in a similar situation and those that have attended have welcomed the opportunity to talk about their children and […]

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2 Aug 2021

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Making the Local Offer available to all 

Sutton SEND young people and their families can now access the Local Offer without needing the internet. Families can ask for information on the Local Offer to be printed. Not everyone has access to the internet. Some of us prefer to have information in a printed form. Some people like to have a choice – to read from the internet or from printed material.  “The Local […]

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30 Jul 2021

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Latest Episode of #EducationUntapped – Being an Educational Psychologist in a Pandemic

Hosted by Dr Lisa Carmody, welcome to “EPs Untapped”, the first in a series of podcasts by the Cognus Educational Psychology Service. Three Educational Psychologists (EPs), Dr Lisa Carmody, Dr Jo Suchy, and Dr Kate Payne, share their reflections on being an EP during a pandemic. This includes the challenges they faced in their professional […]

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