Who is the Educational Psychology Service for?
Children and young people from birth to 25 years of age, with special educational needs or disabilities, and other vulnerable young people such as those in public care, for whom there are concerns about development and progress. Maintained schools within the borough who require support and advice about those young people.
What does the service provide?
We are a team of qualified and experienced educational psychologists who use applied psychological methods to:
- promote personal, social and emotional well-being.
- increase educational access and success.
- work to empower other professionals, parents and carers through consultation and direct interventions.
- work within the learning context, usually pre-school settings, schools or colleges.
We provide advice, training and support in the event of a critical incident, loss or bereavement.
How do I access the service?
Every maintained school within the borough has a link Educational Psychologist from the Service and we have regular contact with our schools and other settings. Initial concerns about a child or young person should usually be addressed to the school or setting, who will assess the needs of the child or young person.
Where necessary, they will discuss concerns with the educational psychologist and involve parents/carers, other professionals and the young person themselves in addressing and meeting those needs.
If a child/young person has an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs, an educational psychologist would assess their needs and contribute psychological advice. They would also be involved in assessment and monitoring over time through consultation, annual reviews and planning meetings, both at an individual and systemic level.
Educational Psychology Service
Alexandra Avenue Health & Care Centre, 275 Alexandra Avenue, South Harrow, Middx HA2 9DX