Educational psychology service 2020/21

This service is available for Academies, Maintained schools and Other schools and settings

Description:

The educational psychology service (EPS) helps schools, early year’s providers, colleges, parents and carers to meet the needs of children with additional needs.

Year 
Financial year 2020/21
Benefits 
  • The EPS has in-depth knowledge of the services available to children and families across Ealing and can ensure close partnership working between schools and other local agencies.

  • Each school in the Local Authority has a link Educational Psychologist (EP) who visits regularly. This allows EPs to build close relationships with schools and families and develop understanding of the wider community context.

  • EPs can offer a wide range of assessments and interventions to support children and young people (CYP) in their educational setting and offer limited support to parents who are struggling to come to terms with their child's additional needs.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Planned improvements:

We will be offering more consultation meetings this year, to parents and teachers and SENCOs, where interventions can be agreed at the end of focused problem solving meeting.

Service directors:

Gary Redhead

More detailed information:

For both core services and additional buy in services, statutory assessment will need to be prioritised:

  • Individual assessment of children with SEN.
  • Offer advice and strategies over time to help children and young people achieve good outcomes during their educational.
  • Whole school training, action research, targeted work (small groups of children or staff), or individual pupil/family work.
  • Whole school activities on a range of topics for example:
    • social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), ASD, Asperger’s, ADHD, thinking skills, transition, down syndrome, specific learning difficulties , emotion coaching
    • school based action research, using EPS as consultant or project co-ordinator.
  • Targeted activities:
    • Group work with pupils on Friends for Life (developing confidence and self-esteem), thinking and study skills, social skills, parent support, and bereavement
    • Group work with staff groups (teaching assistants, teachers, SEN staff in a high school, learning mentors), drop-in surgery.
  • Help teachers and families understand the learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs of children.

Offer advice and strategies following group work with parents – parenting courses, understanding their child’s SEN.

In addition, if there is a critical incident in a school, the EPS can advise on an appropriate response and work directly with children and young people.

For further details about possible activities please see school SLA.

Provider:

Educational psychology service, children and adults’services.

Additional contact information 

Educational psychology business support

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Last updated: 23 Apr 2020