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27 Oct 2020

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National Care Leavers Week 2020

This week (26 October – 1 November) is National Care Leavers Week – an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of young people across the UK who are care experienced. At Cognus, we’re pleased to highlight some of the achievements of those leaving care and the support provided by our Virtual School team in […]

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22 Oct 2020

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Transfer to Secondary School for September 2021 – School Admissions

We recognise that selecting secondary school preferences is more difficult this year, with the inability to visit schools in person, and with changes to selective test dates. If you would like any guidance or support in making your application, please contact us at suttonadmissions@cognus.org.uk or by calling our contact centre on 020 8770 5000

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9 Oct 2020

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Cognus set to move into Sutton Council ownership

Cognus shareholders (including Sutton schools) have voted for new arrangements to move ahead to bring the company into Council ownership. The arrangements also give schools and families a greater voice in the direction of the company and support the delivery of the best possible education services in the borough. The vote was taken on 29 […]

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6 Oct 2020

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Running the London Marathon for Sutton Children Looked After

We are pleased to announce that Kate Leyshon, the Headteacher of Sutton Virtual School, joined more than 43,000 people across the country and around the world to run the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4 October. Kate ran to raise £1,000 to help fund a sports initiative project for these children. And, despite strong winds […]

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2 Oct 2020

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Lockdown Lessons competition winners celebrated

On 29 September, Cognus invited the winners of the Lockdown Lessons Competition to a virtual celebration event. The hour-long event on Zoom was hosted by Cognus’ Advisory Teacher, Rebecca Duffus, and attendees included the families of the winners, school representatives, Cognus colleagues, and Madam Mayor, Cllr Trish Fivey. The winners were applauded for the wonderful […]

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9 Sep 2020

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Record GCSE results for children looked after

13% of children looked after in Sutton have achieved a good pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths (compared to 6% last year) and 29% achieved a grade 4+ in English and Maths (up from 6% last year) – this is a record Year 11 GCSE results for our children in care. These results will […]

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28 Aug 2020

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Change of leadership at Cognus to start in September 2020

Friday 28 August 2020 Change of leadership at Cognus to start in September 2020 Joanna Cassey has been appointed as the new interim Managing Director of Cognus, Sutton Council’s education services provider. Fiona Phelps, who is the current acting Managing Director will be moving back into her full time post at Sutton Council as Assistant […]

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14 Aug 2020

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SIASS launches new website

Sutton Information, Advice and Support Service (SIASS) has officially launched its brand new website. The new website is dedicated to information and resources relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and aims to help families get the information and sources of support they need to ensure their child or young person’s educational needs are […]

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11 Feb 2020

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Care Leavers

Young Adults Leaving Care can now gain support when undertaking apprenticeships. Click on the link below to access the fact sheet Apprenticeship Fact Sheet Young People Leaving Care

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