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25 Nov 2021

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SYSO & YMO to record original music for award-winning podcast

Sutton Music Service’s Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) and Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) have been invited to record a selection of musical cues for the award-winning podcast sitcom, Wooden Overcoats. Wooden Overcoats is a sitcom with heart. Its characters are written with depth and development in stories that draw on multiple genres and cultural references. […]

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24 Nov 2021

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Cognus OTs celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day

Two of our amazing Occupational Therapists, Emma Perridge (Post-16 OT Lead) and Alex Benjamin (Principal Occupational Therapist) celebrated World Occupational Therapy Day on 27 October 2021 by presenting a workshop to young people from the Epsom Super 1’s cricket club.   The workshop was titled Feeling Empowered and focussed on understanding what empowerment means and how young people can feel empowered by being as independent as possible and […]

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18 Nov 2021

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Sutton Music Service Student Features in Music Teacher Magazine

The London Music Fund (LMF) provides four-year scholarships to outstanding young musicians across the London boroughs in partnership with London’s 32 Music Education Hubs. Sutton Music Service is incredibly proud to be part of this partnership and, to date, has 18 present and past scholars. Scholarships are awarded to students who show promise on their […]

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12 Nov 2021

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Sutton Virtual School has new duties to support children with a social worker

On 1st September all Virtual Schools in England received new duties related to Children with a Social Worker.  At Sutton Virtual School we are so excited about the opportunity to work with this group of young people in addition to the work we do to support Children Looked After and Previously Looked After and improve to […]

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22 Oct 2021

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SIASS and community partners chat with parents at Bandon Hill Woodfield 

On 15th October, Laura Haupt from SIASS, joined representatives from the Educational Psychology team, NAS Sutton, School Nursing, and SPCF to present at Bandon Hill Woodfield’s “Parents Coffee Morning.” Of approximately 20 parents in attendance, only a handful had ever heard of SIASS or knew that there was a free, impartial service to support families […]

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21 Oct 2021

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Update from Therapies – re. focus on Downs Syndrome 

Down Syndrome International has recently published new guidelines regarding supporting children with Down Syndrome within the school environment and over the last 6 months Cognus Therapies Team have been working to implement these guidelines working with those who are impacted the most, our families, children and schools. Together we have created clinical pathways and resource banks that support […]

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20 Oct 2021

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Understanding Autism Diagnosis 

The Cognus Autism Service Team deliver free one off ‘Understanding Autism Diagnosis’ sessions to children and young people in Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Schools, with an Autism diagnosis. The aim of these sessions is to support their understanding of Autism, as many children and young people are often left with questions, queries and a lack of understanding when diagnosed, which can impact their self-esteem and wellbeing. These […]

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13 Oct 2021

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Building Trauma Informed Schools Across Sutton

Launched in 2020, the Trauma and Attachment Programme by the Sutton Virtual School has made a real impact for Sutton’s children and young people, providing invaluable support to Sutton schools. The programme provides both “Universal” and “Targeted” support to schools, ensuring that staff are trauma informed and effectively supporting children and young people displaying difficulties […]

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12 Oct 2021

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EHCP Coordinator’s role in working to support ways of resolving complex cases

One aspect of an EHCP Coordinator’s role is to work in a supportive way to resolve complex cases; this involves being able to successfully liaise with the relevant services, professionals and schools often on a daily basis to ensure that nothing is lost in translation so that the family feel heard and understood. One of […]

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11 Oct 2021

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Paving the Way launched new family group, supporting parents of primary aged children

We have now launched a new family group supporting parents of primary aged children in London Borough of Sutton We have been overwhelmed with responses from parents wishing to join the group and unfortunately could not accommodate everyone! We have generated a waitlist for a future group and will also be running a few virtual […]

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