Tuition fees – to cut or not to cut

Despite anecdotal evidence that higher tuition fees act as a deterrent to university applications and the fact that a review commissioned by the Prime Minister is expected to recommend major cuts, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said there is no evidence higher tuition fees have deterred young people in England…

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Councils facing £472 million deficit in SEND funding

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, has responded to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities. Praising the Government’s recognition of the issues begin faced by Councils across the country, Cllr…

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80% of schools lack funding for SEN support

A new report from the Key has found that 80% of mainstream schools in England lack the proper funding to sufficiently support SEN pupils. The report also states that 75% of schools have experienced waiting times beyond the maximum six weeks timetable for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan…

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Psychology Direct embarks on year of fundraising fun for Headway

Plans to take part in a pancake eating competition, run a half marathon and host a spooky Halloween quiz night are in place for Psychology Directs staff after the company adopted Headway as their Charity of the Year.

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We are proud to sponsor Tes SEN Show 2018

As the UK’s leading independent provider of Psychology services to the Education sector across the UK, we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring this years’ Tes SEN Show, which is taking place on 5th & 6th October 2018 at The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.

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Nearly half of teachers struggling with mental health, suggests survey

Nearly half of respondents to a poll on teacher wellbeing said their mental health was poor, fuelling fears that growing numbers are struggling to cope with the profession’s changing demands. A significant proportion also take medication because of their job. And the convener of a national mental health helpline has…

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Prisoners with serious mental health problems face urgent treatment delays

Almost three-quarters of prisoners in England faced delays being transferred to a mental health unit, according to official Department of Health figures Prisoners in England who need to spend time as an inpatient in a mental health unit are meant to be taken there within 14 days of doctors admitting…

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Calling all Ed Psychs

As one of the UK’s leading providers of Independent Educational Psychology services to Schools, Colleges & Local Authorities across the UK our reputation for high quality, flexible and cost effective solutions is spreading fast! We have experienced rapid growth in the last few years and are now looking to expand…

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Psychology Direct work with The Money Advice Service

We are pleased to announce that Psychology Direct have been chosen to provide a Psychologist for a series of Educational videos & literature for the Money Advice service. Psychology Direct associate, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with Children and families. Dr Kilbey was commissioned…

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