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19 Mar 2021

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New Podcast, celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Week

We are celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Week with a new Education Untapped episode. Two of our therapists speak to two families who are active members of the  Down Syndrome community both locally and nationally. They discuss some of their personal  experiences and how we can all work towards raising our awareness and attitudes.   It’s a […]

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16 Mar 2021

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Sutton Parent Carer Forum Virtual Engagement Event – Child Development Service

Ruth Chandler is the Project Lead for the new Child Development Service and will be running this session, hosted by Sutton Parent Carer Forum. You may remember that there was a Children’s Review in 2019 which focused on the Best Start in Life. One of the four workstreams that came out of this review was […]

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12 Mar 2021

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Launch of the Child Safeguarding Toolkit 18th March 2021

Sutton’s Local Children Safeguarding Partnership launch a new Child Safeguarding Toolkit Sutton’s Local Children Safeguarding Partnership (LSCP) is delighted to launch a new and unique Child Safeguarding Toolkit- a comprehensive learning resource for everyone who comes into contact with children and young people. This is part of our longstanding commitment to help prevent future serious […]

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10 Mar 2021

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Education Untapped Episode – All Things Autism and Inclusion

The Cognus Autism Service are excited to have created an episode for the ‘Education Untapped’ podcast.  In the episode ‘All Things Autism and Inclusion’, Rebecca Duffus is joined by Andrew Whitehouse, who is a specialist in neurodiversity and behaviour.  Andrew and Rebecca are currently working together on an Action Research Project across many Sutton Schools […]

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4 Mar 2021

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Joint statement: Sutton Council and Cognus

Sutton Council and Cognus have issued a joint statement to update the public regarding ongoing communication with parents and carers. Following February’s statement regarding Cognus Board minutes, the Council and Cognus have issued the below statement to update the public regarding ongoing communication with parents and carers: “Understanding and responding to families’ feedback continues to be a priority […]

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25 Feb 2021

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Virtual School and the Music Service collaborated and ran a Beginners Producing Music Sessions

Over the half term, Sutton Virtual School and Sutton Music Service collaborated and ran our first Beginners Producing Music Sessions! It was great to see the students engaging so well with the sessions. Over the three day course, students learned how to use the Sound Trap software by first looking at the basics, creating a […]

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16 Feb 2021

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Joint statement from Sutton Council and Cognus regarding Cognus Board Minutes

A joint statement from Sutton Council and Cognus in response to the publication of Cognus board minutes. Ian Comfort, Chair of Cognus, said: “Cognus is committed to continuing working with Sutton Council as highlighted by the recent changes to governance, ownership and renewal of contract. Recent suggestions relating to Cognus’s financial position are categorically incorrect, as the […]

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26 Jan 2021

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MPTA training programme from Educational Psychology Service

After a successful pilot in the summer term of last year, Cognus’ Educational Psychology Service has been providing the Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants (MPTA) training programme to 11 schools in Sutton. Led by Dr Lisa Carmody (Educational Psychologist), who has undertaken extensive training to become an accredited trainer, this programme features specific training […]

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