Cornwall Council - Cognition & Learning Service
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The Cognition and Learning Service is one of several SEN Support Services which are part of the Cornwall Council ‘Together for Families’ Directorate.
The Cognition and Learning Service supports schools in ensuring the effective inclusion, achievement and progression of children and young people with cognition and learning needs. The Service works with learners with Specific Learning Difficulties and Moderate/general Learning Difficulties.
The Cognition and Learning Service works closely with schools, children/young people and parents/carers. Advisers work with individual children, young people and their families as well as providing consultation and training.
For more information, view the Cognition and Learning Service webpage.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Sandra Page and Jo Davidson
- Contact position
- Cognition and Learning Advisers
- 01726 61004 - please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Lines open Monday - Friday, 9:00 until 17:00
- Currently the Cognition and Learning Service does not charge for work with individual children and young people. Charges for training can be found on the Cognition and Learning Service webpages and the Services for Schools webpage.
- Referral required
- Referral details
The Cognition and Learning Service works with children and young people accessing full-time education in a mainstream school or college.
Schools, professionals and young people can use the Cognition and Learning Service. Parents must liaise with their child’s school to request that the school make a referral.
Eligibility Criteria for Involvement of the Cognition and Learning Service
Eligible pupils will:
- have Cognition and Learning needs including either moderate learning needs (MLD) and/or specific learning needs (SPLD)
- be achieving significantly below age-related expectations (at least 2 years below ARE) across the curriculum
- attend a mainstream educational setting
- be recorded as 'SEN Support' on the school's record of need
The school or educational setting must be able to:
- evidence 2 cycles of Assess, Plan, Do Review (involving pupils and parents/carers)
- evidence that they have implemented a period of intervention with a focus on desired outcomes (over a period of at least a term/12 weeks)
- How we make our service inclusive
How we make our service inclusive
As a service we assess the needs and adaptations required to complete our work in the Cognition and Learning Service.
- Staff SEND experience
Staff SEND experience
Members of the Cognition and Learning Service have postgraduate SEN qualifications and keep up to date with research about and provision for children and young people with a range of cognition and learning needs. The Cognition and Learning Advisers attend relevant training related to a range of needs.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
Regular training running for schools across the county. Updates available through School Messenger, Cornwall Learning Online, flyers from the Cognition and Learning Service or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools can contact the service for advice if and when needed.
- Support at key transition points
Support at key transition points
The Cognition and Learning Advisers work closely with primary and secondary schools to ensure the smooth transition at key transition points and from one key stage to another.
For example they could go with the young person to the secondary school on a transition visit and work with the SENCO there. The advisers can also attend transition meetings if requested to do so.
- Other local or national support
Other local or national support
The Cognition and Learning Service continues to work very closely with Dyslexia Cornwall and has also forged links with the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and the national Down's Syndrome Association.
Dyslexia Cornwall - http://www.dyslexiacornwall.org.uk/
Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group - https://www.cdssg.org.uk/
Other useful links can be found here: www.cornwall.gov.uk/cognitionandlearning
A 'frequently asked questions' document is located on our webpage.
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
Last updated: 03/11/2020