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.