SEND Services: Cognition & Learning Team

We provide a range of support, training and advice, to schools and other educational providers and settings. This ensures that children and young people with Cognition and Learning difficulties have opportunities to achieve their educational goals and acquire the skills they need to gain independence in learning and in life.

The Cognition and Learning Team at SEND Services promote high expectations and quality outcomes for children and young people in all settings; contributing to delivering the priorities of the setting, development and improvement plans through the support of parents, pupils, schools and their staff.

Parental and Pupil Voice is of significant importance to us and this is reflected in our information gathering, advice, strategies given, and follow-up work. We adopt a multi-agency approach to ensure holistic, child-centred outcomes.  

The Cognition and Learning Team at SEND Services provide settings with access to an excellent team of qualified professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience. We are skilled in assessment and support for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.


The following areas of need are covered by the Cognition and Learning Team:

Dyslexia (diagnostic assessments)

Reading and Comprehension

Writing and Spelling

Mathematical Difficulties

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)


Advice, support and intervention for co-occurring difficulties such as Dyspraxia is also offered in liaison with Children’s Occupational Therapy Service.


The Cognition and Learning Team at SEND Services work with:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Special Schools


Alternative Provision

Post 16

Free Schools

Other educational settings


In the first instance, parents should discuss their child's SEN needs with the school with a view of the school gaining advice and guidance from the Cognition and Learning Team at SEND Services as appropriate.


Find all the SEND Services Teams here 

We offer support to settings in Stoke and also other Local Authorities.

Visit The Stoke-on-Trent Graduated Approach website


Please see our Brochure (below right) for a range of the training and support we offer to settings. Should you have specific requirements do get in touch as we also offer bespoke packages.

Contact name Kuljit Jheeta
Contact position Senior SEND Advisor
Contact telephone 01782 232538
Contact email
Venue address Hazel Trees
Duke Street
Stoke on Trent