Educational Psychology services for schools

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Please visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology website to see our full offer, access guidance documents and view our training offer.

We apply psychology to help all children and young people to flourish and to support the development of effective, inclusive practices, teaching and learning approaches in schools. We work in collaboration with parents, carers and school staff to promote:

  • positive relationships
  • wellbeing and resilience
  • learning, motivation and achievement

We are a dedicated team of professionally trained educational psychologists, with a wealth of experience working closely with Hampshire schools. Using our wide range of skills, expertise and specialist knowledge, we can help your school to ensure that children facing difficulties learn and develop, helping to improve their educational outcomes.

Service features

  • Application of psychology to enhance the learning and development of all children/young people, and particularly those with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Contributing to SEN support and Education Health Care planning and implementation
  • Collaborative problem-solving and consultation
  • Person-centred planning
  • Staff training and professional development
  • Direct assessment work with children and young people
  • Staff development work, including individual supervision and coaching
  • Therapeutic interventions with individuals and groups
  • Project work and whole school development activities
  • Support for families
  • Telephone contact line
  • SEN coordinators circles
  • Supervision groups for Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs)

Core offer

  • Psychological advice as part of Education Health Care (EHC) needs assessments
  • Telephone contact line for parents/carers (at specific times each week) for general enquiries, problem solving and advice
  • Support following critical incidents and sad events
  • Providing expert advice for Special Educational Needs and Disability tribunals

Purchased work

  • Casework: work with, and on behalf of, individual children and young people through consultation, observation and individual assessment
  • Consultation: problem solving conversations for staff and/or parents to develop their understanding of issues and to generate ways forward
  • Staff training and professional development: centre-based training courses, bespoke training in schools and staff development activities such as coaching, work discussion groups and SENCo Circles
  • Supervision: for individuals and staff groups (ELSA, FEIPS, leadership teams, teachers)
  • Project work: assistance with development of whole school systems and practices and change management consultancy
  • Support and advice for families: delivery of parent workshops on specific themes

Benefits to schools

  • A high quality partnership with an educational psychology team who apply their psychological expertise to enhance the thinking, skills and competencies of others, in a confidence-building way
  • We have a shared accountability with schools for promoting the social, emotional and learning development of children and young people and better outcomes for vulnerable children
  • We have a shared accountability with schools for developing the skills of staff in schools and other settings so that they can promote better outcomes for children and young people
  • We work with individuals or groups of children, leading to a better understanding of their needs and more effectively targeted provision
  • Our staff have a wide range of skills which can be targeted to specific activities
  • We provide advice regarding the management of critical incidents and sad events
  • We work closely with parents and carers to facilitate consistency of approaches across settings
  • We offer supervision for staff in schools and settings that contributes to their quality assurance
  • We have excellent links with other local support agencies


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