We aim to improve the educational outcomes, emotional well being and personal development of children and young people through the use of psychology.
We work with children and young people, in partnership with parents/carers and staff, in a variety of educational settings including pre-schools, schools and colleges.
Complex special educational needs
For those with complex special educational needs, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place, we have statutory duties to monitor progress and provision up to the age of 25 years if they remain in education or training.
Concern about a child's progress
If you are concerned about your child's progress in their educational setting, you should discuss this with your child’s teacher/tutor or the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in the first instance. Each Local Authority educational setting receives an allocated number of visits per year from a named Educational Psychologist - see contacts in our Educational Psychology team. Priorities for Educational Psychology time are negotiated with the SENCO at a planning meeting, which usually takes place at the start of each term.
Training for schools and other organisations
There are also a wide range of training and development opportunities available to schools and other organisations from the Educational Psychology Service. See our Educational Psychology traded services brochure.
The Educational Psychology Service provides leadership and management to the Specialist Early Years Support Team (SEYST) through the Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (Early Years).
All Educational Psychologists employed by us are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and can be found via the HCPC website as 'practitioner psychologists'.