Cognition and Learning

Cognition and Learning

Following a review and restructure of Specialist Teaching Support Services the 0-25 SEND Inclusive Education Service has been launched from September 2018.

Cognition and Learning is an area of SEND within the High Incidence Team (HIT), alongside; Early Years, Autism and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

To obtain support from the High Incidence Team follow this link

Link to packages available:

What are Cognition and Learning Needs?

Many people have cognition and learning needs which can affect their ability to access an age appropriate curriculum and also affect their ability to function on a day to day basis without carefully planned additional support and provision. These difficulties will present themselves differently according to each individual. Cognition and learning specialists offer advice and assessments for pupils with a broad spectrum of needs such as Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Specific Learning Difficulties including dyslexia and dyscalculia, Moderate Learning Difficulties, EAL with SEN or Complex Needs to enable them to develop and become more independent learners


Who are the High Incidence team?         

The HIT is made up of specialist teachers and practitioners. Specialisms include Autism, Cognition and Learning, Social Emotional and Mental Health and Early Years.

Which children and young people can the HIT support?

We provide support for Children and young People (CYP) with cognition and learning needs; communication and interaction needs, including autism; social, emotional and mental health needs; and those with SEND in Early Years. We work in partnership with staff in settings to enable all pupils to achieve positive outcomes as they progress through education and prepare for adulthood.

How can schools and settings access support from the HIT?

Packages of support from the HIT are outlined on Skills4 Bradford and can be booked via this link.

How do subscribing schools decide how to use their sessional allowance?

Our programme for professional support is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of staff in settings to employ strategies, whole school interventions and guidance to support SEND children and young people to allow them to reach their potential.

A Specialist Teacher will meet with key staff in school to plot the support across the year. They will bring a menu of support with them to this meeting to help schools determine how their sessional allowance will be best used.

Do the HIT provide training?

Our training courses offer up to date information and resources giving practitioners more support to feel inspired, excited and motivated to develop their skills and achieve better outcomes.

These can be delivered in one school, or to clusters of schools. Some are only centrally delivered for individual participants.

Our training opportunities are reviewed regularly as part of an on-going evaluation process throughout the year and additional courses may be added in response to requests from settings and practitioners.

Bespoke training can be arranged to develop inclusive practice and ensure consistency and is tailored to suit individual settings or groups.

What if a school hasn’t bought a package?

If a school has not subscribed to the service and feels they need the support of the HIT there is a ‘Pay as you go’ option charged at £100 per hour. This is available to provide support as and when required and would be accessed by contacting admin on 01274 439500 or email

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