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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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29 Jul 2021

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Pupils and the Paving the Way team work together to develop ideas

Pupils at Stanley Park Junior School got their heads together last week to help The Paving the Way team develop their pages on the Cognus website. Children, who have previously been supported by Paving the Way, discussed ideas on how they could support other children with similar challenges.  After much deliberation, the children are keen […]

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28 Jul 2021

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Transition Fever in the Traveller Education Service

The Traveller Education Team at Cognus have been busy ensuring that all our children starting school for the first time or transitioning to high school in September 2021 are ready, steady, go! From completing admission forms, arranging ‘meet the teacher’ appointments online, talking through school information packs, setting up links to virtual presentations and helping […]

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26 Jul 2021

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Sutton Music Service: Engaging Digital Learners

Sutton Music Service’s mission, is to provide access to musical opportunities in all their forms, for every young person in the borough. The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting restrictions, required the Music Service to carefully look at how it digitally engages with children and young people. For most traditional musical activities, the preference will always be […]

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25 Jul 2021

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Aspiration Library launch – broadening education and career insghts for children and young people

Sutton Virtual School have been busy networking with a range of people, including those who are care experienced, and appreciate that they have agreed to share their education and career journey’s, through pen profiles, videos, mentoring sessions and podcasts for us to share on our recently launched Aspiration Library. One such person is Lois Turner, […]

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24 Jul 2021

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Supporting students to develop a positive understanding of their autism identity  

During her time with Cognus, Rebecca Duffus has been a speaker at many national conferences, such as the TES SEN Show and the Education People Show.    Over the past year, the conference world has changed somewhat and most shifted to online delivery.  Rebecca was pleased to be able to contribute to the Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) Sharing Day which was held online for the […]

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23 Jul 2021

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Primary to Secondary School Transition for Autistic Students

As part of the end of year transition from Year 6 to 7, Rebecca Duffus,  our Advisory Teacher for Autism,  has shared a range of resources with Primaries and Secondaries related to transition for autistic students/those with social communication differences. Resources for Primaries: Time to move on leaflet for TAs/LSAs who are available to support with […]

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22 Jul 2021

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#WeCannotWalkAlone – Refugee care leavers making strides in education

As Refugee Awareness Week has passed, so has the #SuttonWalksToCalais challenge. Sutton Virtual School finished in style, completing in total, an amazing 418 miles! We definitely made it to Calais and were well on our way through Europe, past Belgium and into Germany where we 30 miles from Frankfurt! We may be small but our eight person Virtual School […]

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