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10 Jun 2021

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Making Music with Students with PMLD

Sutton Music Service’s mission is to provide access to music in all its forms for every young person in the borough.    With support and training from Open Orchestras, SMS has been working with Sherwood Park School (an all-age foundation special school) to create an orchestra accessible to young disabled people.    The sessions take place each […]

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10 Jun 2021

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Executive functions: emotional control and response inhibition

Sasha-Gay Brown (Trauma and Attachment Advisor, Virtual School) and Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: emotional control and response inhibition. ‘Emotional control’ is the capacity to manage emotions and feelings to respond appropriately. ‘Response inhibition’ is the capacity to think before acting. Some children or young people may have difficulty […]

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9 Jun 2021

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Partnership training boost for the next generation of music teachers

Future secondary school music teachers, working towards their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year in their first teaching post have been supported in their development by Sutton Music Service, lead partner in the Sutton Music Education Hub.  Since 2019, Sutton Music Service has been working with the Music PGCE team at Sutton SCITT and Roehampton University […]

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3 Jun 2021

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Executive functions: organisation, planning and prioritisation

Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: organisation and planning and prioritisation. ‘Organisation’ is the capacity to create and maintain a system to keep track of information and materials. ‘Planning and prioritisation’ is the capacity to plan out steps to reach a goal and prioritise which is most important. Some children […]

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28 May 2021

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Supporting Families Arriving in Sutton Through the Hong Kong Resettlement Scheme 

This scheme is expected to see hundreds of thousands of families relocate from Hong Kong to the UK over the next 5 years. The precise numbers who are likely to settle in Sutton are unknown, however, estimates from local groups supporting families estimate this to be over 1000, the majority of which will arrive in […]

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27 May 2021

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Executive functions: task initiation and time management

Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: task initiation and time management. ‘Task initiation’ is the capacity to begin projects in a timely fashion and ‘time management’ is the capacity to estimate how much time you have and how to use it to stay within time limits and deadlines. Some children […]

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26 May 2021

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Cognus SaLT receives thanks from parent for support provided to their child 

Jess Wood, Speech and Language Therapist recently received the following feedback from a student’s mother.   Dear Jessica,      Thank you so much for taking the time to call me today and to give me some feedback of your lesson with my son.     I’m so grateful for your help and support. I was immensely happy and emotional that you managed […]

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25 May 2021

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Vulnerable community receive 2nd dose of vaccinations 

Following the success of the first round of Covid 19 vaccinations on Sutton’s Traveller site, a second visit took place this week, to ensure that all follow up vaccinations were administered. Once again, Cognus’ Traveller Education Service worked in collaboration with NHS Sutton to make it happen. The intervention was so well received by the […]

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24 May 2021

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Financial education helping secure a better future for Sutton’s care experienced children

Children under the care of Sutton are benefitting from access to high quality financial education to help them develop the necessary skills and understanding to support them financially in their future adult lives.  The need to for children in care to receive financial education was recently highlighted by Vicky Ford MP when she said, “Care […]

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