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24 Jan 2022

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Cognus EDI Competition Winners

Cognus EDI Competition Winners To mark Black History Month, Cognus invited young people and Sutton Schools to get involved with our EDI Artwork Competition.  The aim was to create a piece of art that illustrates what EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) means to them.  We are pleased to announce the 3 winners: Rii from Devonshire […]

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8 Jan 2022

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Sutton Virtual School introduces New to Care Welcome Packs

We value the ongoing feedback we receive from families and professionals to continually develop the Sutton Virtual School service and are pleased to announce the introduction of welcome packs for young people new to care and their foster carers in response to survey feedback.  The welcome packs offer an introduction to Sutton Virtual School, our […]

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23 Dec 2021

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Sutton Music Service celebrates an outstanding Autumn term!

 It has been a fantastic autumn term for the music service, and we are delighted to be helping so many children and young people continue their musical journey. The three concerts that we held in November were great highlights. The Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) and Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) performance on Friday 26th November […]

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16 Dec 2021

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SEMH Steering Group’s work with secondary schools to understand the transition for pupils from primary to secondary school 

Starting secondary school can be both an exciting and challenging time for Year 7s. The SEMH Steering Group works on a principle of inclusion to support the local area to develop policy, practice, and provision; to help ensure that the relevant stakeholders are working together to make certain that children and young people are supported and thriving.   As […]

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9 Dec 2021

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Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for raising the profile of speech and language therapy in justice settings and how speech and language therapists can support vulnerable children and young people Having been nominated by one her colleagues in the Cognus Therapies Team, Lisa Ogden, Consultant Speech and Language […]

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6 Dec 2021

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Adapting sessions to suit the young person

The Autism Service deliver one-to-one sessions with young people to support them in a range of areas.  Some sessions may focus on areas such as developing strategies to support emotional wellbeing, some may be more about problem-solving specific situations they face.   The sessions are with an advisory teacher or lead practitioner with a range of qualifications including a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health […]

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3 Dec 2021

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Using student’s interests to make a connection

The Social Model of Wellbeing for Autistic Individuals (Steve Andrews), suggests that there are seven key areas for positive wellbeing, with one of these being ‘positive social connections’. There is this myth that autistic people don’t want, or need, connections, but this is simply not true.  In fact, a lack of social interactions with supportive […]

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