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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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18 Dec 2020

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Congratulations to Luke Fox being shortlisted for the Community Awards

  We’ve very pleased to hear that Luke Fox, one of the learners known to our Therapies team, has reached the finals of Sutton’s Community Awards. 20-year-old Luke has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Young Person category of the annual awards that recognise a young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the […]

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19 Nov 2020

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Advisory Teacher, Rebecca Duffus, speaks at autism conference

Rebecca Duffus from Cognus’ Autism Service has been invited as a guest speaker at the 22nd Lincoln Annual Autism Conference. Today (19 November), Rebecca will explore the small changes that make a positive difference to autistic students in the classroom. The annual conference, organised by Parents And Autistic Children Together (PAACT), brings together speakers from […]

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