Cognus provides a range of services for families and professionals to ensure that children, young people and parents/carers receive the support and services they need to achieve and lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

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SACRE Support

Cognus is commissioned by the London Borough of Sutton to maintain a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) on their behalf. Sutton’s SACRE provides advice to local authority school’s (not including Voluntary Aided or Voluntary Controlled Schools) on all aspects of its provision for Religious Education (RE), including: For SACRE’s annual reports and meeting […]

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Cognus Safeguarding service provides training and support for schools and educational settings to enable them to meet their statutory duties set out in government statutory guidance. We do this through: Hayley Cameron, Education Safeguarding Manager or 0204 582 0847 Stephen Welding, Education E safety Advisor/Prevent trainer or 0204 582 0322 Gillian Bush, Education Safeguarding Advisor in CFCS & CME […]

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School Admissions

Cognus’ School Admissions team’s core work is to process and co-ordinate applications and outcomes for Sutton residents in Reception, Junior and Secondary transfer processes, and to co-ordinate in-year applications to Sutton schools. For schools, we provide: Support for parents/carers: Visit the Sutton Council Admission web page for more information on applications for school places. For enquiries, call […]

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School Exclusion

Cognus’ School Exclusion service provides information, advice and guidance on the prevention of exclusion to schools. The team is responsible for recording and reporting statutory exclusion data on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton. Additionally, the team will make the necessary arrangements, in partnership with the Limes College in Sutton, to offer pupils suitable […]

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School Improvement

Cognus’ School Improvement service supports schools to bring about continuous and sustained improvement in teaching and learning. Our aim is to ensure that all the maintained primary schools in Sutton have access to the right expertise to support learning and governance. We do this by: For more information, contact Jane Morgan, School Improvement Advisor, at

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School Inclusion

Cognus’ School Inclusion service provides information, advice, and guidance to schools to support inclusive practice and the prevention of exclusion. A Range of support can be offered that may include: To speak to a member of the inclusion team, or for more information, please contact Cognus’ Inclusion Coordinators on:

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SEND Support

Meeting our service The service is made up Head of SEND Support, the Early Years and Sensory Impairment Teams. The service works with schools and families to support children and young people with additional needs, who do not have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). This support can be in many different forms. It can […]

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Sensory Impairment Support

Cognus’ Sensory Impairment Support service supports children and young people up to 19 (and up to 25 years old for those with an EHCP) who have a hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairment. The Sensory Impairment Service team work closely with parents in the early years, visiting babies and toddlers at home. When pupils start school, […]

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Special Educational Needs

SEND Support Plan A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: Each child identified as requiring special educational provision should have a SEND Support Plan (SSP) (also called […]

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Supporting the emotional wellbeing of refugee students in schools

Aimee Rolls, Trainee Educational Psychologist, Cognus Educational Psychology Service & UCL’s IOE The session focuses on how school staff can support the emotional wellbeing of children with a refugee background using a psychosocial approach, looking at how we can: The training provides a space for reflection for staff to focus on these areas and how […]

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