The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) delivers statutory and traded psychological services for children and young people aged 0 to 25, within a range of educational and community settings such as pre-schools, schools, colleges, children's homes and children’s centres.
We provide support to ensure the psychological and learning needs of children and young people are met.
We can work with settings and parents to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing, provide effective support for challenging pupils and help children and young people reach their academic and developmental potential.
To promote policies and practices which support the inclusion of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs in educational settings and communities.
To build the capacity of families and educational settings to meet the needs of vulnerable children, particularly those with Special Educational Needs.
To support families and educational settings to raise the standard of achievement of vulnerable pupils and promote their emotional health and well being.
Our statutory Educatioal Psychology service is commissioned by Worcestershire County Council. Our main statutory role is to provide psychological advice to the Local Authority when an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment (Integrated Assessment) is agreed for a child or young person. This assessment can take place when a child has a statement of special educational needs which is being transferred to an Education Health and Care Plan, or when the Local Authority is considering whether a new Education Health and Care Plan should be issued to a child. We are also sometimes involved where transfer from mainstream to special provision is being considered for a child with a statement or Education Health and Care Plan.
Our traded Educational Psychology service can be purchased by schools & settings and may include work with children and young people, support to staff and/or parents, strategic whole-school work and delivery of bespoke training and continuing professional development activities. Traded support can be purchased through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) or time based consultancy on an ad-hoc basis.
Educational Psychology Team Structure