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Case study

Flexibility is key to cluster of schools

The Vice Principal/Lead SENCO for this cluster of five schools needed EP support for a challenging volume of assessments. Thanks to our large EP network, we were able to deliver.

Brief

With a national shortage of EPs, and demands for assessments fluctuating year on year, meeting EHCP deadlines can be a challenge for any school. Incorporating a cluster of schools and a high volume of assessments needing to be delivered throughout the year, the Trust wanted to ensure they had access to ongoing, reliable, high quality EP support, and contacted us for help.


Action

Given the volume – 30 assessments over the 2018/9 academic year – securing EPs with the capacity to deliver was crucial. But matching the skills, experience and geographical location of the EPs was also important for a long term and strong relationship between the school, SENCO and EP to become established. Not only that, but our expert Educational Team needed to establish the resources needed to deliver, and set up a reliable, efficient and clear booking and liaison system that would suit all parties and ensure the best service for the school and the children and families involved.

Outcome

After assessing the requirements, two Educational Psychologists were secured very quickly, within days, to start providing comprehensive assessments immediately and on an ongoing basis for the Trust.

A booking and fulfilment system was devised and managed by our Head of Education, to ensure assessments were booked, reports proofread, filed and returned promptly and a liaison system put in place including regular review meetings. We also added value through offering other SEN support services such as training.

Through our efficiency, the Trust met their deadlines with all assessments and reports carried out to EHCP deadlines. Children with SEN had access to enhanced specialist guidance and support with their transition through the school.

Feedback

The client was delighted and grateful for the support and reliability we provided. As a result, we secured a long-term contract with the Trust, which is testament to the exceptional quality of our EP provision and client service.

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FAQs

Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

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Yes, absolutely. All our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, have been through enhanced DBS checks, have experience in schools and LAs, undertake CPD and have professional indemnity insurance.

At Psychology Direct we have the largest UK-wide network of qualified Psychologists, so we are well placed to quickly secure and provide an EP, despite the challenges presented by the national shortage.

As soon as our Client Management team receive your enquiry, we’ll get on the case and supply CVs and quotes to you within 24 hours. Depending upon EP availability, normally we can arrange an appointment within two to three weeks, but often sooner.