Fiona Phelps is to become the acting Managing Director of Cognus, Sutton Council’s education services provider
Fiona has been Sutton Council’s Assistant Director with responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for 18 months. She has most recently been working with Cognus to improve the services and support they provide children and young people with SEND. An independent review, published this month, reports the council and Cognus are making ‘significant progress.’
The arrangement will see Fiona share her time appropriately between the council and Cognus.
“Following a request from the Chair of the board of Cognus, Ian Comfort, Sutton Council has agreed that Fiona will manage the company on a short-term basis until a permanent arrangement is made. Both Cognus and Sutton Council agree this will be the most effective way to ensure both organisations continue to improve at the pace they have so far maintained,” said a council spokesperson.