Educational Psychology ServicePromoting the learning, development and emotional well-being of children from birth to 19 years. The service works with a wide range of people, including parents/carers and school staff, in developing ways of working with children and developing approaches to teaching and learning. Guidance is provided on managing whole-school issues, such as reducing bullying.
We provide the following services to schools:
Special educational needs (SEN) statutory work (Hampshire core activity);
Contact Line (Hampshire core activity);
SEN co-ordinators Circles (Hampshire core activity);
bookable consultation sessions (Hampshire core activity);
early years targeted support (Hampshire core activity);
training and staff development, such as emotional literacy support assistant training and supervision;
work with, and on behalf of, individual children and young people;
collaborative problem-solving and consultation;
research and evaluation;
Shared accountability for promoting the social, emotional and learning development of children and young people and, in particular, better outcomes for vulnerable children.
Shared accountability for developing the skills of staff in schools and other settings so that they can promote better outcomes for children and young people.
Work with individual or groups of children, leading to a better understanding of their needs and more effectively targeted provision.
To improve evidence informed practice we offer a robust and independent research and evaluation service.
The service has a staff with a wide range of skills which can be targeted to specific activities.
Assured access to advice regarding the management of critical incidents and sad events.
Work with parents and carers that is aimed at co-ordinating approaches across school or other settings and home.
Supervision for staff in schools and settings that contributes to their quality assurance.
As a community based service we have good multi-agency links, especially with local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and speech and language therapy and school health services.
Schools can choose to subscribe to a service level agreement or purchase services independently, charged on an hourly or daily rate.
Schools in the Hampshire County Council administrative area are entitled to the listed core and statutory services uncharged, as they are not in the LACSEG.
Establishments in other areas should contact their local authority to find out which uncharged services are available to them.
All educational psychologists are registered with the Health Professions Council and receive regular supervision and continuing professional development.
Customer feedback is used to improve and develop this service, in line with the Quality Assurance Framework for Services for Schools.
Mechanisms for collecting the views of customers include the annual satisfaction survey and complaints, compliments and comments.
Contact us about this service
County Services Manager (Educational Psychology, Parent Partnership)
Children and Families Branch
Children's Services Department
Elizabeth II Court East
Hampshire SO23 8UG
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