SEND support services

SEND services: cognition and 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
  • Academies
  • 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

Contact details

Kuljit Jheeta, senior SEND advisor

T: 01782 232538