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Education Resources

Your job is hard enough, let us make it a little easier

We know you want what is best for the child or young person in your care.

That’s why we’ve put together the information below, to help you get the right professional to help you.

Our dedicated Education team understand your world, so give us a call

Professional Bodies for Educational Psychologists

For an Educational Psychologist to work with Psychology Direct, they must be registered with the regulator for their profession, which is the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Educational Psychologists may additionally be registered with the BPS (British Psychological Society) and/or the AEP (Association of Educational Psychologists).

At Psychology Direct we have at our heart a commitment to quality and to providing an efficient service to our clients. Ensuring all our EPs are registered with a professional organisation not only ensures they have access to the CPD and resources these organisations have to offer, but saves our clients time vetting EPs, gives peace of mind that all checks have been done, and that the EPs we supply are professionals dedicated to their discipline and Best Practice.

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Educational Psychologists in schools

Educational Psychologists (EPs) work with schools in a variety of ways, either through Local Authority Educational Psychology Services, or via independent providers such as Psychology Direct.  EPs work across multiple educational settings including mainstream schools as well as specialist sectors.  An EP may consult many people involved in a child’s life such as teachers, parents, carers and other professionals to gain a comprehensive insight into the child’s needs.

An Educational Psychologist working with children and young people looks at how life experience within the context of their school and home environment interact with each other.  They will often look at different aspects of a child or young person’s life including the teaching they receive, their individual learning styles, abilities and goals, behaviour and development.

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What does an Educational Psychology report include

Educational Psychology reports can be commissioned for a variety of reasons or issues, so the type and content of a report can vary quite significantly.

Some reports may be at the early stages of a child or young person’s development and the aim of such a report may be primarily to assist the school and/or parents with strategies as to how to best support that child.  Educational Psychology reports can also be commissioned as part of a more formal process, such as an application for Education, Health and Care plan application.

This article provides some information as to some of the areas that may be covered, but is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.

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Examination Access Arrangements

As schools look towards exams, we have devised some tips to help tips from two of Psychology Direct’s associate Educational Psychologists (EPs), Mrs Joanne Bartholomew and Dr Joanne Davies, as a guide to exam access arrangements for SENCos.

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Get in touch

Contact us using one of the tabs on the form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help. Alternatively, click here to request a call back.

Our process

It's simple, we understand your need and...

We match associates to your needs

You instruct & we manage the Admin

Report QC checked & submitted on time

Why Psychology Direct?

  • Experienced
    We have a long and excellent track record in delivering an outstanding service to our clients
  • Well networked
    An impressive register of over 1000 qualified Psychologists available for work at short notice anywhere around the country
  • Knowledgeable
    We know our professionals and we understand what clients need
  • Personable
    You’ll have a dedicated, accessible Client Manager allocated for the duration of your case
  • Efficient
    Accurate reports supplied on time, efficient administration and fast response times
  • Proactive
    We’ll provide all the support you need to make your job easier
  • Cost effective
    Fees normally the same or lower than approaching a Psychologist directly
  • Ethical
    Respect and understanding in our dealings with clients and Associates


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.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist self-referred, private individuals but if you visit the following websites you can find directories of independent psychologists across the UK:

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.