About Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology helps us understand how children and young people learn, develop, feel and get along together.

Who we are

We work with children and young people in the 0 to 25 year age range

HIEP Educational Psychologists have:

  • In-depth knowledge of psychological theories and their practical application
  • A thorough understanding of child development
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the education system and how children learn
  • Significant experience of working with children and young people

The goal of the Educational Psychologist is to:

  • Work collaboratively with parents/carers and school/college staff to promote:
    • positive relationships
    • well-being and resilience
    • learning, motivation and achievement
  • Assist parents, carers and teachers to develop interventions for children/young people with strengths and needs in:
    • thinking and learning
    • social and emotional development, and mental health
    • communication and language
    • literacy and numeracy skill development
    • physical and sensory development
How we work

Our Educational Psychologists (EPs) are committed to developing an inclusive education system and society where every child can achieve. We work on behalf of Hampshire County Council's Children's Services Department to promote the learning of all children in Hampshire.

We offer consultation advice and training on how schools and carers might help children to learn effectively, and to make the most of their education.

Our EPs work with:

  • groups of school staff to develop ways of working with children as individuals and in groups
  • headteachers, inspectors, advisory teachers and education officers to develop approaches to teaching and learning
  • schools to provide guidance on managing whole school issues, such as reducing bullying, improving playground behaviour and teaching children to read
  • individual children and/or their parents/carers
  • other professionals from health authorities, social services and voluntary organisations
  • pre-school providers, parents and carers for children under school age.

We are governed by the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and all our educational psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and our work is underpinned by their standards of conduct, performance and ethics. Working with us, we often have trainee educational psychologists and psychologists who are in the process of registering with the HCPC (following completion of the doctorate programme in educational psychology).

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