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Educational psychology

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The educational psychology team works with settings, parents/carers and children and young people aged 0-19 years with special educational needs, including social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We aim to support inclusion for children and young people through the application of psychology.

What is an educational psychologist?

An educational psychologist is trained to understand how children and young people;

  • Develop their thinking, learning and problem solving skills
  • Behave and their relationships with other people.
  • Understand feelings and control their behaviours
  • Feel about school and what may improve their school experience


What do educational psychologists do?

We work with children and young people, their parents/carers and teachers and other adults to help improve school experience;

  • We provide advice and support to those working closely with the child or young person
  •  We deliver a range of training and project work to schools and settings to build the capacity of staff to meet the needs of children and young people
  • We provide psychological assessments and intervention
  • We provide psychological advice for statutory assessments and associated statutory processes
  • We work alongside other professionals with clusters of schools and settings to develop the support available to children and families in the local area