Educational Psychology Support
All of our educational psychologists use their knowledge of child development, psychological theory and research, and breadth of experience to enhance the learning and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
They ensure children are at the centre of what they do by collaborating with parents and carers and a range of professionals, as well as working directly with children and young people.
We provide a child-centred service that is evidence-based and quality-assured. As one of the largest teams of educational psychologists in England we represent a diversity of backgrounds and skills, and continue to develop and invest in specialist areas of knowledge and practice. We are a dynamic and supportive educational psychology team focused on helping education professionals to find creative solutions in the most difficult situations.
One Education Educational Psychologists are Health and Care Professions Council registered, attend regular supervision and keep skills and knowledge up-to-date with practice that is underpinned by core principles and values. Read about our values.
You can contact the team to access Educational Psychology support which include: Assessment, Training, Specialist Areas that also provide intervention work and strategic development. Alternatively, a planning meeting with your educational psychologist will help you decide on the type of work required.
Experienced Educational Psychologists
Our Educational Psychologists offer a wide range of support including:
- Assess, Plan, Do And Review
- Educational Psychology Specialisms
- Strategic Development
- Critical Incident Response
The SEND Code of Practice requests that schools work in an Assess, Plan, Do, Review (APDR) cycle and our educational psychologists also work in this way. As well as offering solutions through this process, our high quality assessment includes information gathered through an APDR cycle with parents/ carers and staff. This can include consultations, observation and direct work with the individual.
The EP meets you to plan the work, dates and times. Records of involvement are written and shared by the EP. This always leads to agreed outcomes about appropriate intervention work. A summary report can be provided to support a request for statutory assessment.
The team offer a range of training which can be delivered as twilight sessions or as part of training days within school. We also offer bespoke training to meet the development needs of your team, including one-off sessions, and training with ongoing support.
Examples of areas in which we provide training include:
Mental Health And Wellbeing
Attachment; Domestic Abuse; Self-Harm; Bereavement and Loss; Anxiety; Positive Psychology; Trauma and Critical Incidents; Mindfulness for Staff; Becoming a Nurturing School; Motivational Interviewing.
Autism - up to NAS level 2; Selective Mutism; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Interventions For Learning
Mediated Learning, Strategies For Teaching Assistants And Teachers; Memory And Working Memory; Dyslexia; Precision Teaching; Mindset Theory.
Over the years we have pooled a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the needs of children and young people and the dedicated professionals who work with them. Our sustained success is our work in developing specialist areas of knowledge and practice. If you require a specialist educational psychologist, we can offer support for the following areas:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Developmental Difference
- Early Years Educational Psychology (0-5 years)
- Language and Culture
- Looked After Children
- Post 16
- Sensory Processing Difficulties
- Social Communication Assessment Intervention Teams (SCAIT)
- Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Team
- Therapeutic Approaches
Supporting your setting’s strategic development through the use of evidence-based interventions and training. This can also include multi-agency approaches, professional development and the development of strategies to address areas of identified learning need e.g. staff training on attachment.
We acknowledge the rich diversity of our local communities and in response, we have developed a set of specific values and principles which guide our work as psychologists.
- Promoting equality and positive change for children, young people and their families
- Applying fit for purpose, evidence-based psychology, professional objectivity and context-based approaches
- Creating a context of mutual respect, collaboration and reflection for shared understanding
- Developing solutions and achieving outcomes which create opportunities for change