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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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How schools access Educational Psychologists

How schools access Educational Psychologists All maintained (otherwise known as ‘state’ or ‘Local Authority’) schools, including Academies and Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) in the UK are entitled to access a core Educational Psychology Service from their Local Authority.  This generally includes statutory work such as assessing pupils with special educational…

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What do Educational Psychologists do in schools?

What do Educational Psychologists do in schools? Educational Psychologists (EPs) work with schools in a variety of ways including undertaking formal assessments of children and young people.  These more formal Educational Psychology assessments often conclude with the EP writing a report outlining the results of any psychometric tests they have…

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How do Educational Psychologists assess children in schools?

How do Educational Psychologists assess children in schools? Educational Psychologists (EPs) are trained to assess children and young people in a variety of different ways.  In addition to formal psychometric testing it is important for the EP to consider different perceptions and opinions regarding a child when assessing them, as…

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What can Educational Psychologists assess children for?

What can Educational Psychologists assess children for? A Psychological assessment conducted by an Educational Psychologist is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a child or young person and their behaviour, personality and capabilities in order to identify strategies and…

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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.