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Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Cognition and Learning

Cognition and Learning

We support schools to meet the needs of their pupils (statutory school age upwards) with specific and general learning difficulties. This can include pupils with Dyslexia, Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (DCD) and maths difficulties as well as associated difficulties such as ADHD and language difficulties.

Cognition and Learning Specialist Teachers and Support Assistants work with SENCos, class teachers and teaching assistants as well as directly with pupils in schools.

Annual Packages & Support Options

We are committed to delivering the high-quality support you need in order to make a difference in the achievement and learning of pupils with SEN. Our services include:

  • Consultative support for SENCos.
  • ‘Drop-in’ SEN surgeries for teachers / TAs within schools
  • TA workshops – we can deliver bespoke sessions tailored to suit schools’ needs.
  • Pupil assessments – initial/progress.
  • Testing for access arrangements for GCSE / GCE.
  • Intervention modelling and monitoring.

Annual Assessment Packages

Charges per hour are £95. Schools purchasing 36 hours or above in one transaction from the Cognition and Learning team will receive a 5% discount.

We understand that all schools are different and that needs and priorities change from year to year, and sometimes more frequently, we can tailor our service to meet your needs. The minimum number of hours that can be purchased is 3 and charges per hour are £95. Schools purchasing 36 hours or above in one transaction from the Communication and Interaction Team will receive a 5% discount.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many assessments are included in a package?

An assessment is 4.5 hours, therefore, every 9 hours of package time provides 2 assessments/reports. For example - a 36-hour package would allow for 8 pupil assessments (including the report).

Can I purchase 1 assessment? Yes.

However, when looking for Teacher time, schools with packages take priority. Single assessments will be fitted into the diary around package support and therefore there may be a ‘wait’ time before this can be delivered.

How can I use the C&L team to support pupils?

We offer a range of support and recommend discussing how to use your package hours as soon as possible to ensure the time is used most effectively to meet your needs. A package can be used for a combination of assessments and other support.

Instead of buying a package, can I buy support on a ‘pay as you go’ basis?

Yes. However, when allocating Teacher time, schools with packages take priority. ‘Pay as you go’ support is fitted into the diary around package support and therefore there may be a ‘wait’ time before the ‘pay as you go’ support can be delivered.

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How can I use the C&L team to support pupils?

We offer a range of support and recommend discussing how to use your package hours with your Teacher as soon as possible to ensure the time is used most effectively to meet your needs. A package can be used for a combination of assessments and other support.

What types of Access Arrangement assessments can I buy from Cognition and Learning?

Most commonly we are asked to carry out assessments from summer term Year 9 onwards for access arrangements for readers, scribes or extra time.

How long does it take to complete assessments for Access Arrangements?

This varies from one student to another depending on how much testing needs to be completed. We typically suggest allowing between 60 and 90 minutes per student for access arrangements. Occasionally more time may be needed if the student has particularly complex needs. Our minimum visit time is 3 hours in school.

 

 

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