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19 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Bringing young people together through and beyond sport
Ashlea Stephens (Speech and Language Therapist) and Emma Perridge (Occupational Therapist) interview Dan Levey (England Disability Cricketer and Coach Mentor for The Change Foundation).
28 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Safeguarding on Residential visits
The Cognus Safeguarding team bring their expertise together to discuss what schools need to consider when planning and leading residential visits, and what best practice looks like. Useful CPD for any visit leader - either experienced or leading a visit for the first time.
30 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
The journey of becoming a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist
Tamara Rainsley (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) is joined by Jessica Wood (Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) to discuss the journey to becoming a fully qualified speech and language therapist. Discussing all things university, placement, competencies, employment and much more
18 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Being an Educational Psychologist during a Pandemic
Three Educational Psychologists (EPs), Dr Lisa Carmody, Dr Jo Suchy, and Dr Kate Payne, share their reflections on being an EP during a pandemic. This includes the challenges they faced in their professional and personal lives, the positive changes they noticed, and the learning points from their experiences. Tune in to the next episode where we discuss supporting children and young people with returning to school.
19 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Encouraging Diversity in the World of Disability
Ashlea Stephens (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Post 16 Lead for Cognus Therapies) interviews Luke Fox, an autistic adult with a language disorder from Sutton. Luke was shortlisted for a Sutton Community Award in the category of Outstanding Young Person in February 2021. We will be hearing from Luke about his experiences in education as well as his huge achievements in disability football and theatre. Luke is passionate about ensuring people with disabilities receive the relevant recognition for their talents and are included in society in a positive and respectful way. Ashlea and Luke worked hard as a team to produce this podcast, requiring many drafts, rehearsals and edits to allow for Luke’s language difficulties. However, the finished product is proof that there should be ‘No Limits on Learning’ for the young people we work with!
40 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Supporting the Traveller Community Within Education
Cognus' Traveller Education Team talk about the work that they do and the impact it has on schools and families for one of the most vulnerable groups within education and society.
28 minutes | May 20, 2021
Supporting Children's Development Through Enrichment
Hosted By Sasha-Gay Brown and Carolyn AnkrahFour Sutton children looked after and education advisor Carolyn Ankrah, take over this podcast episode to discuss enrichment activities, excite and tantalise us with music they created from a music production workshop. Our Sutton children explore the benefits and importance of enrichment as well as upcoming activities for other children and young people can take part in.
39 minutes | May 13, 2021
Part 2- Supporting Children and Young People Not In Education, Employment and Training
Hosted by Sasha-Gay Brown and Bianca Powell-NorrisPart 2 of this episode, we are joined by Caroline Ekoku and Joseph Amuah, who through their respective organisations provide support to NEET young people. Throughout this session they discuss some of the commonalities resulting in young people becoming NEET, succinctly outline the provisions of their organisation and share thought provoking recommendations.
15 minutes | May 13, 2021
Part 1- Supporting Children and Young People Not In Education, Employment and Training
Hosted by Sasha-Gay Brown and Bianca Powell NorrisOn this episode we are joined by a previously Sutton Neet young person and education advisor Bianca Norris, discussing circumstances leading to NEET status and provision provided to support progressing into education, employment and training.
8 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Getting your child ready for school
This podcast by two of members of our attendance service, discusses how establishing consistent attendance patterns at an early age, lay the solid foundations for a child’s the future.
23 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
A day in the life of an EHCP Coordinator
The Cognus SEND team are excited to share with you our first podcast! If you would like to gain a further understanding on the ‘life of an EHCP Coordinator’ please take a listen. Our podcast will enable you to delve deeper into what the role of an EHCP Coordinator is, understand more about the individual Coordinators and why we are all so passionate in supporting our children, young people, families and schools. If you would like further information or have any questions about anything discussed in the podcast, we would love to hear your comments so please send these to SEN.Team@Cognus.org.uk.’
43 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Down Syndrome Awareness - Cognus Therapies
In this episode we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week. 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 special one. Enjoy!
41 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
All Things Autism and Inclusion
In this episode, Rebecca Duffus is joined by Andrew Whitehouse, who is a specialist in neurodiversity and behaviour. Join us as we unpick who is challenging who in relation to 'challenging behaviour', the impact of dual diagnoses, why there are links with anxiety, the exhaustion of masking and how to reflect to ensure you are supporting autistic students to the best of your ability. We also discuss how to be kinder to yourselves as parents and professionals while ensuring you are striving to include autistic young people and help them to ‘find their groove’.
18 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The importance of effective multi agency working in the Child Protection arena
Welcome to the Cognus Safeguarding Teams podcast. Today, the Cognus Safeguarding manager discusses the pros and cons of effective multi agency working in the child protection arena and the importance of information sharing between agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children.
36 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Attachment Difficulties In Children
Hosted by Sasha-Gay BrownDoes the relationship between a child and carer predict adult behaviour?On this episode King's College London's Researcher and Project Manager for the pioneering Best Services Research Project (The first randomized control trial relating to treatment for Looked After Children) Dr Udita Iyengar discuss the controversial topic of Attachment.
64 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Part 2- Insight Into Two Care Leavers Education Experience
Hosted by Sasha-Gay BrownSaira Jones and Yusef McCormack- established entrepreneurs and professionals who defined the odds and stereotypes of the care system. In this episode, they share with us their experiences at school particularly around confidentiality, relationships, bullying, creativity as well as steps to improve the educational experience for Children Looked After
86 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Part 1- Insights Into Two Care Leavers Education Experience
Hosted by Sasha-Gay Brown Saira Jones and Yusuf McCormack- established entrepreneurs and professionals who defied the odds and stereotypes of the care system. In this episode, they share with us their experiences at school particularly around confidentiality, relationships, bullying, creativity as well as steps to improve the educational experience for Children Looked After
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